The 30,085 candidates in Makueni County who will sit for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education have been assured of security during the examination period.
The Makueni County Police Commander (CPC), Joseph Ole Naipayan said arrangements have been made to provide security in all 939 centres across the county.
We have two police officers manning each centre and four officers are providing security at the containers in all the 9 Sub Counties, said Naipayan.
He said examination material will be escorted to the examination centres and back to the Sub county storage containers.
The Makueni County Director of Education (CDE), Ms. Jane Njogu said 14,804 boys and 15,281 girls will sit for KCPE this year.
She said examination material arrived at the weekend and security had been beefed up in the Sub Counties.
We assure our KCPE candidates that there is enough security during the three days of doing examinations that is to be completed on Thursday, November, 2 2017, said Njogu.
She disclosed that a total of 22, 416 candidates in the county will sit for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education this year.
This, includes 11,094 boys and 11,324 girls who will sit for the examination in 389 centres across the county.
While confirming that KCSE will start on November 6, 2017, the county director warned students they will be dealt with according to the law if they are found cheating in the exams.
Source: Kenya News Agency