There was anxiety at the Marsabit Central deputy county commissioner’s (DCC) compound early Wednesday after examination papers for four secondary schools in Igembe sub-county in Meru were discovered at the storage center.
Marsabit Central director of education Mr.Abdi Goto said the sealed carton contained examination papers for biology and agriculture subjects for Akuune mixed secondary school, Kamiruru mixed secondary school, Kabururo and K.K.Aaru secondary schools.
Mr.Goto said the biology paper two and agriculture paper one examination papers meant for Wednesday’s examination were inadvertently packed in a carton bearing the code for Marsabit central.
Mr.Goto added that the anomaly that was discovered at 6 am when the container was opened for examination officials to pick the papers to be administered in the sub-county was immediately relayed to the Kenya national examinations council (KNEC) chairman George Magoha.
It was discovered that we had an extra carton bearing our examination code 16305 after it was opened so that examination officials could pick the papers, he said adding Fortunately it was the first carton we opened only to find examination papers for biology and agriculture subjects meant for Kangeta DCC’s collection centre whose code is 15362.
Mr.Goto said that the exercise in Marsabit County went on as planned, as the examination papers for the two subjects were intact in another carton.
Local DCC Joseph Nyakwara said KNEC acted swiftly and dispatched a helicopter to deliver the papers to examination centersin Igembe sub-county.
Mr.Nyakwara said that apart from that mix up in packing, and which he believed to be accidental, the national exercise has been running smoothly since it started.
Anxiety was briefly witnessed at the collection center, as 2017 ‘s KCSE top managers at the sub-county made frantic efforts to ensure that the anomaly was corrected with immediate effect.
Source: Kenya News Agency