Tight Security In In Border Centres As Chopper Delivers KCSE Papers.
Massive security and personnel have been deployed as 824,392 candidates began their life-changing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination today in 10,384 centres across the country.
County Education Directors have also ensured that the examinations run smoothly in an exercise that has seen multi-agency teams deployed to ensure the exam’s credibility.
The government has dispatched a helicopter to transport KCSE papers to remote locations along the Kenya-Somalia border.
According to Mandera County Commissioner Onesmus Kyatha, the examination is being delivered to Lafey, Arabia, and Fino, as well as other remote areas bordering both Somalia and Ethiopia.
Kyatha, who spoke after opening the examination container at Mandera East Sub County, assured the public that the government has deployed enough security personnel to all examination centres to ensure smooth operation during the examination period.
“We have deployed enough security personnel to all examination centres, we have a chopper here distributing examination to far-flung areas this is to ensure smooth running and so far all the 56 examination centres have received their examination,” said Kyatha.
Kyatha also warned teachers, examination managers, and students that engaging in examination irregularities will result in the cancellation of their results as well as prosecution.
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“Do not be fooled by cartels to engage in examination malpractices because these Cartels want money from you, government has done enough to ensure the exam is secure,” added Kyatha.
According to the law, anyone found guilty of examination malpractice will be disqualified from taking the entire examination and will be barred from taking any examination for a period of up to three years.
Abdi sheikh, the Director of Education in Mandera County, confirmed that the government has put in place a plan to ensure that no candidate misses an examination by providing food and other basic necessities to candidates from vulnerable households.
In all 56 Mandera examination centers, 4317 students are taking the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
In other news, 22,755 candidates in Migori County will take their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams this morning.
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Tight Security In In Border Centres As Chopper Delivers KCSE Papers