Tree Planting Holiday Will Not Affect KCSE Exams
Candidates sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education will proceed with their papers on Monday, November 13 despite it being a public holiday.
On Monday, Interior CS Kithure Kindiki gazetted November 13, a public holiday for Kenyans to engage in tree growing countrywide.
“In Exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Public Holidays Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration declares Monday, November 13 2023, a public holiday in which the public shall be engaged in tree growing countrywide,” the gazette notice read.
“The exercise is part of Kenya’s Landscape and Ecosystem Restoration Program–Towards the Growing of Fifteen (15) billion trees.”
Interior Ministry Head of Communications Francis Gachuri clarified that the exams scheduled for Monday will proceed.
“Take note; KCSE papers scheduled for Monday 13th November 2023 shall proceed normally,” he said.
The exams started on October 23 with practical papers and will run for a whole month till the end of November.
Form Four candidates across the country sat their theory papers for the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education on Monday, November 6.
On Tuesday, candidates will sit for Maths Paper 1 and English Paper 2.
On November 8, candidates will sit for Chemistry Paper 2 and English Paper 3.
On Thursday, November 9 the learners will be tested in Kiswahili Lugha Paper 2 and Kiswahili Insha Paper 1