MURANG’A – County Commissioner Patrick Mukuria has assured that the ongoing heavy rains in Murang’a will not impede the administration of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.
According to Kenya News Agency, speaking on Monday at the examination container opening in Kahuro, the county has faced a significant amount of rainfall, impacting some roads. However, measures, including the provision of suitable vehicles for the transportation of examination papers, have been put in place to counteract these effects.
Despite transportation challenges caused by the adverse weather, the commissioner emphasized that the safety of day scholar candidates is paramount. He advised them to avoid crossing swollen rivers and seek alternative accommodations if necessary.
Furthermore, Mukuria urged the public to maintain a quiet and supportive environment around examination centers, emphasizing the importance of minimizing distractions for the students during this critical period.
In Murang’a, a total of 31,269 candidates are scheduled to sit for the KCSE examinations across 486 centers. The exam period commenced with practicals on October 23, with the main examinations starting on November 6 and concluding on November 24.
Murang’a County Director of Education Anne Kiilu addressed the issue of absentee candidates, stating that those who registered for the KCSE but had since been absent from school would be allowed to return and participate in the examinations. Kiilu also expressed the collective hope for credible examinations and satisfactory results for all candidates.
Kiilu assured that examination officers are well-prepared and understand their roles in conducting the exams with integrity.
County Police Commander David Mathiu confirmed that adequate security measures are in place, with a sufficient number of police officers deployed to examination centers to maintain order and prevent unauthorized access.