The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations kicked off on Monday at 8:30 am across the country under strict supervision and guidelines from the ministry of education.
The KCPE exam is being administered by the Kenya National Examination council in 28,316 exam centers and will end on March 9, 2022, as KCSE which commenced on February 28 ends on April 1, 2022.
Education Cabinet Secretary George supervised the opening of sealed examination containers in Kakamega before he oversaw the distribution of exam materials to centers in the region.
He assured materials had been successfully distributed to 1,225,507 candidates as the exam starts countrywide.
On the other hand, the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government Fred Matiang’i supervised the opening and distribution exercise in Machakos Town at the DCC’s office Kithimani, Yatta sub-county Container.
Education Chief Administrative Secretary Sarah Ruto oversaw the exercise in Uasin Gishu while Principals Secretaries Julius Jwan (Education), Karanja Kibicho (Interior), and Fatuma Chege (CBC) oversaw distribution in Kisii, Nairobi, and Nyeri respectively.
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 will be transported using government vehicles and in the presence of at least one police officer.
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.