Students In 15 Centres Risk Missing KPSEA, KCPE Exams.
Students from 15 exam centres in the county of Bungoma are at risk of missing the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) examinations.
This is due to the fact that their center managers failed to collect exam materials on Monday morning before to the start of the national exam.
Monday marked the beginning of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education and Kenya Primary School Examination Assessment (KPSEA) for Grade Six examinations across the nation.
Bungoma South DCC Duncan Okwach told the press at Bungoma DEB elementary school on Monday that the exams in Bungoma County have begun on a positive note despite the absence of 15 schools.
“I am pleased that the tests began on a positive tone. Okwach stated that there have been no obstacles.
“The police officers are on the lookout to guarantee that all exam requirements are followed.”
Okwach praised secondary school administrators for coordinating closely with elementary schools and making their school buses available to help carry tests to schools.
“Due to its geography, Mount Elgon could pose a problem for the transit of tests,” he said, adding that the region was experiencing severe rainfall.
Okwach is also functioning as the commissioner of Bungoma County because the county does not have a commissioner.
He said that there are 1,007 KEPSEA test centers and 951 KCPE exam centers in Bungoma.
According to Okwach, the majority of the 15 schools that failed to pick up tests are private schools, and several of them were closed by the ministry of education for not meeting the ministry’s requirements.
Philip Chirchir, director of education for Bungoma County, stated that he is currently investigating what transpired in schools.
“As I investigate what occurred at these institutions, the tests will continue to be administered in our stores, and nobody will tamper with them,” he stated.
The Bungoma County TSC director was present for the distribution of examinations.
Okwach urged all participants to be cautious and fulfill their responsibilities throughout the examinations.