All is set for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination (KCPE) that starts on Tuesday across the country.Candidates are on high spirit as they prepare to sit for the examination which they have been preparing for the past eight years.
Today being the rehearsals, pupils were on their final touches doing guided rehearsals by their teachers and examination invigilators.
Fifty disabled pupils from Maralal Primary School will sit this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.
Speaking to journalists on Monday morning during the KCPE rehearsals, the schools headmaster Musa Abdille says the 50 pupils with various disabilities were adequately prepared for the final examination.
Abdille adds that 43 of the candidates are orphans taken in by the school after their parents died out of cattle rustling activities in Samburu North as well as natural calamities and infectious diseases.
Julius Lengushuru, a candidate, lost his right arm in 2012 after a road accident. He expresses confidence of passing this year’s KCPE saying that he wants to attain the highest level of education and become a lawyer.
A total of 3,920 candidates will be sitting for this year’s KCPE in Samburu.
The county Director of Education James Nyaga confirmed that there are no cases of insecurity in Samburu County that will affect the examination process adding that they have put in place enough logistics for the same.
However, the story is different along the border of Marakwet and Baringo counties parents are appealing to government to provide sufficient security during this exam period.
Close to ten schools are closed down due lack insecurity that has seen at least 20 people killed.
But further in Mogotio Primary School, 88 candidates were doing their final touches on their Primary School examination that will officially kick off Tuesday.
Wendy Keitany a candidate in the school says finally the moment has come to sit for the exam she has been preparing for the past eight years.
Samson Murei, the supervisor of the exam says he will work round the clock to ensure the new rules are implemented to the letter.
He is optimistic that the examination will not be marred by malpractices.
At Kamiti maximum prison, 37 Candidates will be sitting for this year’s KCPE.
The eldest among them in 66 year old Ezekiel Mwaniki
According to the inmate candidates who spoke to Ebru TV, they hope to perform well despite the many challenges they has studying.
A total of 952,473 candidates will sit the KCPE exam in 26,308 centres across the country.