The CS also asked private school managers to ensure that all teachers who will participate in the examinations as science teachers to aid in practical subjects are fully registered with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

Teachers supervising the exams in public schools are also required to be registered with the TSC.


The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam is set to begin on October 30 while the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam is set to start on November 2 and end on November 28.

Ms Mohamed said the Ministry of Education has finalised all plans to deliver the examination to this year’s 1,060,759 KCPE candidates and 664,586 KCSE candidates.

“Over the next two weeks, the ministry will work round the clock to ensure that all examination materials are delivered to the 459 containers across the country in readiness for the start of the examinations,” she said.


Last week, the CS met regional education coordinators, Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association and the Kenya Primary Schools Heads Association officials in all the regions over the exams preparations.

The CS warned schools, parents and teachers collecting money to compromise the administration and management of examinations.

So far, the ministry has placed 30 centres under intensive surveillance.

“Those found culpable will be apprehended, charged and de-registered,” she said.

Ms Mohamed further said that anyone found attempting to cheat, collude or compromise the examination process will be arrested on the spot and prosecuted.

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