MALINDI – The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has guaranteed that the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations will proceed unhindered amidst challenges posed by seasonal rains and regional insecurity.
According to Kenya News Agency, speaking at the Malindi Deputy County Commissioner’s office in Kilifi County, robust measures, including the deployment of helicopters, are in place to facilitate the delivery of examination materials to centers and ensure candidates reach their examination venues.
Prof. Ong’ondo relayed the Ministry of Interior’s commitment to bolster security in affected areas, aiming to maintain a tranquil environment for the examinations. He emphasized the importance of the examinations proceeding on schedule, reflecting the government’s multi-agency effort to secure the process.
In detailing the logistical strategies, Prof. Ong’ondo noted the particular challenges in regions like Mandera, Baringo, and Samburu, where candidates and examination papers have been relocated due to flooding. The KNEC’s proactive steps were highlighted as part of a broader government initiative to facilitate examinations countrywide.
He also commended the Ministry of Education staff and teachers for their role in the smooth conduct of other national examinations, including the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), and Kenya Intermediate Level Education Assessment (KILEA), which concluded without significant incidents the previous week.
Malindi’s Deputy County Commissioner, David Lusava, assured that sufficient security personnel are in place to monitor all examination centers within the sub-county. Rashid Roba Adan, Malindi Sub County Director of Education, added that the Sub County is equipped with two examination containers to serve a total of 50 centers. Approximately 3,200 candidates are registered to sit for the KCSE exams in Malindi Sub County, encompassing both public and private schools.