Pregnant KCSE Candidates Assured of Smooth Examination Process
A student in labor was transported from Makanyanga Secondary School in Tharaka Nithi County to the hospital.
Komarock Hospital. Julius Too, deputy county commissioner of Igambang’ombe, stated that the girl completed her paperwork in a hospital.
In the maternity wing of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Uasin Gishu County, six candidates took their examinations.
After unlocking the exam paper container in Ainabkoi, Deputy County Commissioner Charles Laboso told reporters that it is government policy to ensure that every applicant takes the exam.
Parents are threatened with arrest if they fail to disclose underage pregnancies.
Candidates hail from the counties of Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia, and West Pokot.
“Measures have been put in place to ensure that the candidates sit for exams as planned without interference,” said Mr Laboso.
108 girls in the region, according to Narok County Commissioner Isaac Masinde, are completing their papers while pregnant.
In Narok, over 140 girls who were pregnant took the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations.
There were three pregnant girls among the 19,472 KCSE candidates in Nyeri.
While giving papers to principals, County Education Director Sabina Aroni stated that test authorities have been instructed on how to manage the three in the event that they give birth.
“We have put measures in place to ensure they are comfortable,” she said.
In Mombasa was Teachers Service Commissioner CEO Nancy Macharia. She stated that plans are in place to hire 30,000 teachers prior to the implementation of junior secondary school.
Mrs. Macharia stated that the teachers will reduce shortages.
There is a shortage of 116,000 educators. Ms. Macharia stated, “We have been hiring 5,000 teachers annually, so the 30,000 will go a long way toward reducing the shortfall.”
Pregnant KCSE Candidates Assured of Smooth Examination Process.