Education officials in Meru County were on Sunday looking for 933 KCPE candidates who failed to resume learning when schools reopened following the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak.
According to County Director of Education Milton Nzioka, 487 girls and 446 boys did not resume their studies in January when schools resumed. Efforts to trace them bore no fruit.
“We are still hoping that they will resurface and sit their examinations because they were registered. We are also encouraging all candidates even those with any challenge to turn up and they will be accorded support.
“There are those who have delivered or are still pregnant and we have also facilitated them to sit their exams. We have a policy of 100 percent transition and we must ensure they sit their exams,” said Nzioka.
47,328 students are registered to sit for their national examination in the county with 32,220 of them being in public schools and 5,108 in private institutions.