The Education Cabinate Secretary, Fred Matiang’i stated that both KCPE and KCSE exams that are to be sat by the candidates this year were rest, this was made open when he informed the National Assembly Education Committee since it is an act of curbing of leakages.
This act had to take place since the previous exams were set two years prior to the exams thus there were several cases of the exams leaking and thus candidates would cheat.
He also told the committee that adequate messures have been put in place to avoid any form of leakage.
Measures to avoid leakage were put in place early this year since 11 members of the committee who were believed to be involved in these acts of irregularities were sacked. Candidates are also to sit for their exams once all the schools were closed for the December holidays thus the school heads are left in charge of the management of the exams in their various schools.
The written examination will start on November 7 and run until November 30. Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations are on November 1 to November 3.
A total of 577,338 candidates will sit for KCSE examinations in 9,158 centres, while 952,473 candidates will sit for KCPE tests in 26,308 centres across the country.