President William Ruto oversees exam distribution.

President William Ruto on Monday scrutinized Kikuyu Township Primary School in Kiambu  county overseeing the distribution of the final exam,where he prayed for all KCPE and KPSEA candidates.

President William Samoei Ruto toured Kikuyu Township Primary School in Kiambu to conduct examination distribution exercise. (AW: Twitter)

The Final sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) is set to start writing the exams early this morning.
This will see about 1,415,315 learner’s write the final national examination for primary school level,as the 8-4-4 system is phased out.
Preceding to the beginning of the examinations later today, senior government and state education officers have been making rounds in different parts of the country overseeing the exam papers distribution to various centers.
On Monday morning President William Samoei Ruto in his visit he was accompanied by the Education Cabinet secretary (CS) Ezekiel Machongu , National assembly majority leader Kimani Ichung’wah and the Governor of Kiambu Mr. Kimani Wamatangi.

Conversely prime Ca binet secretary Musalia Mudavadi made an appearance at St. George’s primary school in Nairobi to preside over the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) exams which starts today.
The first KCPE examination were done in 1985, when it replaced the CPE examination under the 7-4-6-3 curriculum.
The competency Based Curriculum, populary known as CBC will now replace the 8-4-4 system
Cs Ezekiel Machongu also calls all students who have not registered to sit for their exam because this is the final KCPE. Education Carbinet secretary Ezekiel said following reports that were examination centres that failed to register some candidates the ministry resorted to having all affected learner’s report to their respective schools for the examination.

” Since this is the last KCPE, learner’s shall not be disadvantaged by exclusion from the examination on account of non- registration.

In succession all affected learner’s are advised to report to their respective schools that they were designated examination Centre for purpose of sitting the examination on the schedule dates,” Ezekiel said.
He added that the ministry would take action against those responsible for the hitches that blocked the registration of all learner’s for the exam.

“This is a serious offence that unjustly disenfranchises learner’s. Appropriate action will therefore be taken against those responsible in accordance with the law,” the Education Carbinet secretary Ezekiel Machongu said.

The Head of state reiterated that the government is commute to enhancing quality education and boosting continuity,adding that all pupils will get placement at secondary school either at national or county level. He also said that there will be no fee increments which is a sentiment that was echoed by Education Carbinet secretary Ezekiel Machogu.

“I want to assure Kenyans that the government is not increasing fee when the students will be joining to form one,” Education Carbinet secretary Ezekiel said.

“This is our last KCPE and we will not allow any child to be disadvantaged. We have directed all officers to ensure all children sit for their exam, “said Kipsang on Monday morning.

This marks the final sitting of KCPE.


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