In Summary
  • Sh4.2 billion has been set aside for the administration of the examinations.

  • The government leaving nothing to chance, especially after the Meteorological department said rains could pound most parts of the country in the coming two weeks.
  • In previous years, failure to plan for harsh weather caused problems, especially in flood-prone counties like Tana River.

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination officially starts Monday with practicals.

Schools are in the meantime expected to close by the end of the week.

The candidates will start the examination with French (oral and braille).

The practicals will end on November 1.

INSTRUCTIONS

Some of the subjects lined up during the period are German (oral), Arabic (oral), Kenyan Sign Language (practical signing skills) and home science (foods and nutrition).

Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations will start on October 30 while rehearsals will take place a day earlier.

KCSE examination theory papers start on November 5 and end on November 29.

Kenya National Examinations Council acting chief executive officer Mercy Karogo asked administrators of practicals to follow the instructions given.

HARSH WEATHER

She spoke during a briefing session of those to be involved in the practicals.

The Education Ministry and Knec are leaving nothing to chance, especially after the Meteorological department said rains could pound most parts of the country in the coming two weeks.

In previous years, failure to plan for harsh weather caused problems, especially in flood-prone counties like Tana River.

In 2017, bad weather was blamed for the late start of some papers in parts of northern Kenya.

SPECIAL NEEDS

On Thursday, Education Minister Amina Mohamed briefed the Cabinet on the level of preparedness for the KCPE and KCSE examinations.

The meeting was chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The Cabinet Secretary said candidates with special needs would be taken care of.

The partially blind will get large print papers while blind candidates will have Braille papers, she added.

Ms Mohamed said Sh4.2 billion has been set aside for the administration of the examinations.

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