Govt to Dispatch Helicopters to Impassable areas During Examination Period
The Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations will begin between November 28 and 30.
On the other hand, the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam will begin from November 21 to December 23.
The necessary preparations for the upcoming national tests have been completed in Tana River County.
In Hola, the County Director of Education, Khalif Hassan, said that all examination stakeholders have been taught and are prepared for the next task.
Hassan stated that the government would dispatch helicopters to places that may become inaccessible due to the current brief rainfall.
“We are also cooperating with the office of the County Commissioner for provision of adequate security during the entire exam period,” he said.
In addition, the Director asked candidates absent from school for various reasons to return to class before the beginning of the examinations.
“The few who are out of school should return before the 28th to take the exams. All candidates should continue with revision. I want to urge even those without school fees to report back for exams,’’ said Hassan.
The County Director of Education lamented the decline of candidates for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in Tana River, despite government efforts to ensure a 100 percent transition from primary to secondary school.
The county had a 98 percent transition rate from primary to secondary schools on the 2021 KCPE exams. Hassan stated.
“This shows that there is a decline, I want to encourage fellow education stakeholders that we need to put our heads together to see how we can improve retention in the secondary,” said Hassan.