71 Adults Among KCSE Candidates In Makueni County
71 adults are among the 29,518 candidates sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in Makueni County.
The seventy-one include 35 males and 36 females who are taking the tests at six testing locations throughout the county, which has a total of 413 testing locations.
Speaking during opening and distribution of national exams papers to centre managers at Wote administration office, Makueni County Commissioner (CC) Beverly Opwora, stated that the county is committed to conducting credible tests and that they will closely monitor the exercise.
She also pleaded with the stakeholders to provide a welcoming environment for the candidates during this time.
“We will ensure that all candidates sit for the exams, and any emerging issues shall be addressed immediately, any unwell candidates will sit their exams at the hospital,” the county commissioner said.
KCSE theory papers officially began on Friday morning with 884263 candidates sitting exams across the country.
Today marks the second day of the KCSE exam and the KNEC CEO David Njengere confirmed that it started off nicely.
KNEC has ordered the exam containers to be opened at 7am, instead of initially being opened at 6am. The CEO stated that opening exam at 7am would decrease the amount of time the managers are in possession of the files.
"We've been opening them at 6am, giving centres too much time with exam papers. That's why we reduced the time as we have seen there's no challenge," Njengere said
However, he announced that a few locations in remote parts of the nation will be permitted to open at 6.30am. He also added that the majority of center managers are working together to assure reliable exams.
"Across the country, 99 per cent of the officials are cooperating and doing the right thing. We just have a problem with the 0.01 per cent but we will deal with that," he said.