KCPE 2018 exam kicks off under tight security countrywide

by GW Reporter

The 2018 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) kicked off countrywide with 1, 060, 759 pupils participating.

The exam which ends tomorrow will see the successful students join secondary schools early next year.

The Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed who officiated at the opening of a container with materials for schools in Kiambu county early today assured all students that there are enough Form One places for them.

All the 2018 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education candidates will get a chance to join secondary schools, Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has said.

The CS said this was part of the government’s policy to guarantee a 100 percent transition from primary to secondary schools, a goal that has not been fully achieved in the past.

Ms Mohamed said security had been beefed up at all schools to ensure there was no leakage of the exam and that measures have also been put in place to ensure that all registered candidate sit the exams in a conducive environment.

The CS further warned perpetrators of exam cheating that they will be fined Sh2 million or jailed 10 years if caught.

The Education CS said there are five helicopters on standby, just in case of an emergency.

This year’s national exam is the first to be conducted under the watch of Amina as Education CS.

The ministry introduced new measures to contain leakage at the various points of the examination process.

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