Education CS Prof George Magoha.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has said all is set for the Kenya Certificate for Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate for Secondary Education (KCSE) exams slated for March.

Magoha urged the candidates not to panic saying the examiner has taken into consideration that the timetable was constricted and it shall be a fair exam.

“We are ready to go and the candidates should also be calm as the marking shall be done in consideration of the changed learning programme,” he said.

“There is no need to panic as if the exam is the end of the world for you, we just want to know how much you were able to gather under this difficult circumstances,” he added.

The CS also said the Grade Six, KCPE and KCSE exams set for December shall be ready by end of February.

He said this is to ensure the transition of the government will not affect the process and things shall go as planned.

“We are heading to a transition period in our country and politicians are politicians, but for us as public workers, we must ensure that anybody who takes over the government does not interfere with the programme,” he said.

Speaking in Murang’a during the inspection of the construction of new classroom in various schools, the CS also said the campaigns and elections will not in anyway affect the learning programme.

He expressed his satisfaction with the progress of the construction of 5,200 classrooms across the country saying the first phase of the project shall be completed by first week of March.

The CS said this will give the officers in the ministry time to focus on the administration of the exams and thereafter the marking.

“In some schools, the new classrooms are being painted and that is very commendable,” he remarked adding that the second phase shall commence end of April.

By People Daily

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