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The Kenya National Examinations Council CEO Dr David Njeng’ere has assured the country of the security of KPSEA and KCPE examinations scheduled to kick off next week Monday.

Njeng’ere said the government was well prepared to ensure the exams are delivered without hitches despite the anticipated El Nino rains and isolated cases of insecurity in some parts of the country.

“We want to assure the country that the examinations are secure in all the 32, 000 centres for KPSEA and 28, 000 centres for KCPE across the country,” Njeng’ere said.

He addressed the press when he led a team of officials in monitoring the examinations’ preparations at Athi River Primary School in Mavoko, Machakos County on Friday.

Njeng’ere said there were 576 KNEC examination containers across the country.

1, 282, 574 candidates, according to KNEC, will be sitting for Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) examinations while 1, 415, 315 are expected to sit for KCPE and 903, 260 others KCSE.

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“We are here at Athi River Primary School now monitoring preparations for the conduct of KPSEA and KCPE across the country. Every school is doing what you have seen us doing here. It’s a time for the supervisors and invigilators to meet with the candidates so that they can explain to them their expectations,” Njeng’ere explained.

He said he was joined by both Athi River Sub County Directors of Education and TSC alongside representatives from the Ministry of Interior among other officials since the examinations’ admission will be conducted by a multi-agency.

“We want to assure our candidates that there is nobody who has access to any of those papers. Anybody lying to you that they can give you the papers before the day of exams, those are fraudsters,” Njeng’ere said.

Njeng’ere said there was nobody who had access to the examination papers and advised the candidates to do their work, revise and present themselves for the examinations as expected.

“KNEC is fair and it will make sure that you get the results that you all deserve,” he said.

He said the monitoring of examinations exercise was ongoing in all the centres nationwide.

“There is absolutely nothing to worry about, everything is in place. KNEC has put contingency measures in place in case there will be El – Nino rains or enhanced rains. We are prepared across the country to ensure there will be no disruption to the administration of the exams,” Njeng’ere said.

Njeng’ere said the government had been administering national examinations through a multi-agency including ministries of Education, Interior and ICT since 2016.

“The strategies we have put in place are adequate to ensure that even if there would be El – Nino or enhanced rains in any part of this country, we will make sure that the exams are delivered and conducted as scheduled,” he said.

He said the Ministry of Interior will ensure that not even a single child misses exams due to security issues.

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