- Over 3.5 million candidates will sit for this year’s exams.
- There are 1,282,574 candidates set to sit the KPSEA assessments.
- Candidates set to sit KCPE exams this year (2023) are 1,415, 315.
President William Ruto has urged the pupils sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) examinations to do their best.
Speaking at Kikuyu Township Primary School in Kiambu, the Head of State assured the students that the government has created a conducive environment to ensure a seamless transition into the next education levels.
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President Ruto Encourages Candidates.
‘’As our children begin their exams this morning, we pray for their success. We are with them in this journey; we have provided enough space for their progress in education.’’
In addition the President shared an encouragement message to all the candidates
“To all candidates who are doing this exam today, I wish you all the best and success in these exams. As you go into the exam room know that you are not alone so be confident, do your best,” Ruto said
The President went ahead and prayed for the candidates asking God to give them wisdom.
He was accompanied by Education CS Ezekiel Machogu, Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi and National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah.
Candidates Sitting For National Exams
Class 8 learners will sit for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) while Grade 6 learners will sit for the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA).
Both exams will begin Monday (today) 30th October and end on Wednesday, November 1.
There are 1,282,574 candidates set to sit the KPSEA assessments.
Candidates set to sit KCPE exams this year (2023) are 1,415, 315.
Security during Exams
The government has deployed at least 60,000 security personnel across the country to secure the national examination centres and ensure the credibility of the exams.
The mobilised security agents include National Police Service (NPS) officers and National Government Administration Officials (NGAOs)