Kenya’s examination papers are printed in the United Kingdom UK. Reports have leaked out.
Information reaching this desk confirmed that the Education CS Prof. George Magoha, according to The Standard on December 13, had flown out of the country to oversee the printing exercise which is already on.
Both Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education KCSE and the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education KCPE are currently being printed in the UK.
The CS, according to the publication, embarked on the tour with an aim of assessing the exam materials which are supposed to be ready in less than 10 weeks from today.
He was accompanied by a team of his juniors and the Kenya National Examination Council KNEC officials.
The printing is taking place amid concerns that the 1.9 million candidates have to get a fair play ground because most private schools were going on with their online classes as opposed to their public counterparts.
Magoha, however, assured all candidates that no one will be disadvantaged because the exam setting will strictly focus on covered areas.
The ministry settled on March 22, 2021 for KCPE examinations which is to end on March 24th, 2021. KCPE will kick off on March 25th, 2021 and end on April 16th, 2021.
In the past, examination were conducted in the month of November but because the calendar was ‘badly’ interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the timetable had to be changed.
On his part, President Uhuru Kenyatta warned all parents against failing to take back their children to school in January.
“To guarantee that no child is left behind, I hereby direct and order as follows; that the Ministry of Interior shall, through all chiefs, account for all children within their jurisdictions,” Uhuru noted.
He assured that health interests for all learners and teachers will be taken into full consideration b y his administration.