The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations has kicked off nationwide,today.
The 2021 KCPE will be administered between March 7 and March 9 2022 while the KCSE examination, which commenced on February 28 will end on April 1 2022.
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) registered a total of 1,225,507 candidates in 28,316 KCPE examination centres as compared to 1,191,752 candidates in 28,467 centres in 2020.
This year, a total of 831,015 students will sit for their crucial exam in 10,413 centres across the country, compared to the 752,981 students in 10,437 centres in who sat the exam in 2020.
According to directives from the Education Ministry, only Deputy County Commissioners (DCCs) and Assistant County Commissioners (ACCs) will be involved in the daily opening and closing of the containers in their respective Sub Counties.
All examinations must be transported using government vehicles and in the presence of at least one police officer.
Centre managers will work with police officers to ensure no content of any examination paper is exposed to any candidate before the scheduled start of individual examinations.
Meanwhile, Education CS George Magoha will supervise the examination distribution exercise and kick-off of Day One KCPE 2021 examinations in Kakamega County before visiting other centres in the region.
Elsewhere, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and ICT CS Mucheru will supervise will supervise KCPE 2021 examinations in Machakos and Kajiado town respectively.
Interior PS Karanja Kibicho will on the other hand, supervise the exercise in Nairobi while PS Fatuma Chege will supervise the examination distribution exercise and start of Day One KCPE 2021 examinations in Nyeri County.