All the 2, 951 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates in Isiolo County are undertaking rehearsals as they prepare to start the national examination on Tuesday.
According to the County Director of Education (CDE), Mrs. Aileen Mungiria, all the registered candidates will sit the examination beginning on Tomorrow through to Thursday since all the preparations had been put in place. There are 55 centres for the examination in the county.
She said the pupils were ready after they were all able to complete the precise syllabus for the KCPE.
The CDE also confirmed that 1, 259 candidates will be sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in the three sub-counties of Isiolo, Merti and Garbatulla with 54 being private candidates at Isiolo Boys’ Secondary School.
She added that only 26 private candidates will sit the KCPE at Wabera Primary School. They include, 14 girls and 12 boys. Three of them are prisoners.
Out of the 2951 KCPE candidates, 1837 are from Isiolo, 682 from Garbatulla and 432 from Merti sub-counties. The County has 1507 boys and 1444 girls.
Those sitting for KCSE include 898 (Isiolo), 163 (Garbatulla), 144 (Merti) and 54 private candidates who are 24 boys and 30 girls.
She said there is adequate transport after different government departments donated four-wheel-drive vehicles due to the poor terrain of the area.
She added that a helicopter will be used to take the examination papers to areas that might be rendered impassable by rains or other challenges.
The Isiolo County Commissioner (CC), George Natembeya said there is adequate security arrangement to escort and man the examination at the storage containers as well as the centres.
Natembeya revealed that the security officers would be distributed according to the centre need.
The CC said there are six storage containers across the County where Merti sub-county has one; Isiolo has two, one near his officer and the other at Oldonyiro while Garbatulla has three based at Kinna, Garbatulla and Sericho.
He added that opening of the containers had to be done by the examination officers and the Deputy County Commissioner only in a bid to prevent exam theft.
There is no possibility of any security lapse this time as we want Isiolo to be exam cheating and theft free like last year, Natembeya said.
Source: Kenya News Agency