KAJIADO – A significant number of students in Kajiado County, totaling 12,872, have commenced their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations. The exams are being conducted in 173 centers scattered throughout the county.
According to Kenya News Agency, Jude Wasonga, who was present at the opening of the examination container at Loitoktok Sub County headquarters, the KCSE examinations began smoothly across the region. Wasonga noted that despite concerns about weather conditions, previous exams, including the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), were conducted without disruptions, and similar conditions are expected for the KCSE.
Wasonga acknowledged potential difficulties with road transportation due to weather changes but assured that contingency plans are in place to handle any eventualities as the rainy season intensifies. He detailed that examination centers located in remote areas or those facing transportation hurdles receive priority during the distribution of exam materials to ensure timely delivery.
The Commissioner also addressed the issue of educational equity, calling on parents to afford equal educational opportunities to all children, regardless of gender.
In the specific area of Loitoktok Sub County, 2,361 candidates from 29 secondary schools are undertaking the KCSE examinations. This follows the completion of exams for younger students in the county, with 5,906 grade six candidates having sat for the KPSEA from 130 primary schools, and 6,551 candidates having completed the KCPE from 115 primary schools the previous week.