Police officers have been deployed at various examination centers to oversee this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination that kicked off today.
The 831,015 Form Four students started with English paper one and Chemistry paper one in the morning followed by Mathematics paper one and English comprehension.
The tests will be administered in 10, 413 examination centres and the papers will be disseminated from 483 distribution centres nationwide. Police say there are at least two officers at each of the centres.
In 2020, 752,981 students sat the test in 10,437 centres. The 78,034 increase translates to a 9.39 per cent surge.
Teacher Service Commission (TSC) Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia has said that the government is committed to ensuring that candidates in volatile areas of Baringo, Pokot, Laikipia, and Samburu get special attention.
“As TSC, we have availed 70, 486 teachers who have been vetted to administer this examination. We have made strides in the administration of the exam and we can assure the public that we will deliver an irregularity-free exam,” Macharia said.