The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, exams went on smoothly today as candidates sat for their Mathematics and Chemistry Paper 1. The examination was largely devoid of many incidents, safe for one or two. These are the major highlights that headlined the day 1 of the exams, today:

  • Candidate writes his exams from prison: A form four Student at omware Secondary school in Awendo, Migori County, was forced to write his exams from the police cells, today. The boy was arrested and locked up for allegedly stealing a motor bike. He was arrested 3 weeks ago.
  • A principal from Wajir was arrested, yesterday, and arraigned in Court today for allegedly raping a form four candidate that he had given a lift on saturday, 3/11/2018, at around 3.00pm. The principal denied the claims and was released on a Ksh. 300,000 bond. Read full details, here: sSchool principal arrested for allegedly defiling a candidate, freed on a Kshs. 300,000 bond
  • Sad! Candidate dies after writing his day one tests: A form 4 student at Gesiaga mixed Secondary school, in Nyamira County, collapsed and passed away on Monday afternoon, moments after writing his Maths paper one KCSE examination. The boy reportedly died as a result of heart related complications.
  • A large contingent officials oversaw KCSE examinations administration, today: The government dispatched its top officials to supervise administration of the KCSE tests in various parts of the country. The officials who included Cabinet Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and Chairmen of Councils supervised the opening of the containers at wee hours of the chilly morning. The officials would, later, oversee the administration of the examinations at various examination centres; Infact, the Education cabinet secretary, Dr. Amina Mohammed, issued the exam papers to students at one of the centres. See the list of the Government officials who supervised today’s tests:
    • Dr. Nancy Njeri Macharia, The Teachers Service Commission boss, was at Nyeri central Sub-County.
    • Dr. Belio Kipsang, The Basic education Ministry’s Principal Secretary, traversed parts of Kisii and Kericho Counties.
    • Amb. Amina Mohammed, the Education Ministry’s Cabinet Secretary, supervised the KCSE examinations administration in the Coastal region’s Kilifi and Mombasa.
    • Mr. Henry Rotich (Treasury cabinet secretary) was in Eldoret.
    • Prof. George Magoha (The Chairman to the Kenya National examinations Council): oversaw KCSE exams in Busia County.
    • Dr. Julius Jwan (Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, KICD) was in Embu town.

The KCSE examinations continue tomorrow (Tuesday, 6th November, 2018) with candidates expected to sit for their kiswahili paper one and Geography Paper one tests.

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