As primary and Secondary school children are preparing for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) respectively, the education Cabinet Secretary professor George Magoha today launched the 2020 National examinations.
Magoha officiated the issuing of security padlocks for the 479 containers ahead of this year’s KCPE and KCSE exams.
The education CS issued the padlocks to the Deputy County Commissioners and the Sub County Directors of Education during the ceremony on.
Professor Magoha has urged all the stakeholders involved to be firmly committed and play their roles with lots of military precision.
“As part of the Multisectoral Approach to the administration of national examinations, we are all assembled here this morning because the success or failure of this important exercise depends on all of us. And since we have no option for failure, I urge all of us to firmly commit that we will play our roles with lots of military precision to ensure we achieve the highest levels of success in this examinations,” the CS stated.
Additionaly, he urged everyone who will be involved during the examinations period to strictly comply with the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 rules.
According to him, no Centre Manager should turn up at any examination container to collect or drop off examinations without wearing a face mask adding that all officials who will be attending to services at the examination centres will be expected to use sanitizers or wash their hands before being allowed to handle examination materials.
“To this end, I urge all of us to be mindful of our candidates, some of whom are in one way or the other affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We must all take cognizant of the environment of the 2020 examinations and give hope to all candidates by assuring them that none of them will be disadvantaged in the examination process,” Prof. Magoha said.
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