Nandi East Deputy County Commissioner, Leonard Mgute, has assured adequate security during the national exams period, that is the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) examinations, which are set to commence on the 30th of this month.
Speaking after receiving examination papers, Mgute noted that all necessary security measures have been put in place to guard the container that is used to store exams before the distribution date to various centres.
“Today we have received examination papers for the grade six candidates as well as the class eight candidates. Our security team is intact, and we have organised them to ensure maximum security during the entire examination period. There will be two security officers guarding the examination container during the day and two during the night. Each centre will have two security officers, and we have already briefed our officers on the same,” pointed DCC Mgute.
The administrator called on parents to ensure they give their candidates ample time to revise as well as encourage them so that they don’t panic when sitting for the exams.
He also urged residents to avoid unnecessary disturbances in terms of noise near examination centres, adding that security teams will be on the lookout to ensure a conducive environment as well as take action on those who will be found doing the contrary.
He at the same time warned parents not to be deceived into buying nonexistent exam leaks from dubious people. “There are no examination papers out there. Believe in your kids because their teachers have prepared them enough. Instead, encourage them and pray for them,” he advised.
According to the DCC, Nandi East sub-county has 106 KCPE centres with a total of 4,248 candidates comprising 2,173 boys and 2,075 girls, whereas in the KPSEA category there are 107 centres and 3,526 candidates comprising 1,691 girls and 1835 boys will be siting for the national exams.
There will be five private candidates sitting for KCPE at Nandi Hills township primary, of which two are males and three are females.