Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i today toured various examination collection/distribution centres and schools in Nairobi County on the second day of Kenya Certificate of Primary Examinations (KCPE).
The CS witnessed the collection of Kenya Certificate of Examinations Papers at various Sub-County Headquarters in Nairobi. He began with Dagoreti Sub-County headquarters in Kawangare at 5.00am today, and later toured Westlands, Starehe and Kamukunji sub-county headquarters.
Dr Matiang’i also visited Nairobi Primary School to witness the reception and opening of the examinations packets at the school which has 60 candidates. Present was the school’s head, Mr Kanyingi Machira.
He expressed satisfaction with the way the exercise had gone on far. The CS and senior officials of Ministry of Education and their counterparts from Teachers Service Commission have been monitoring the 2016 Kenya Certificate of Primary Examinations since began yesterday.
Dr Matiang’i yesterday visited schools Vihiga County, while the Principal Secretary for Basic Education, Dr Belio Kipsang was in Kilifi County. The Principal Secretary for University Education, Prof. Collete Suda visited schools in Migori County while her countered in Vocation, and Technical Training, Dr Dinah Mwinzi, visited schools in Embu County.
The Director General, Mrs Leah Rotich visited schools in Nyeri County.
All other directors visited schools across the country. All the officials were at hand to witness the collection of examination materials from the containers where they have been stored for collection and distribution at various Sub-County Deputy Commissioners’ headquarters.
The officials are expected to have visited over 400 schools hosting examinations centres by the end of the KCPE and KCSE exercise. The visits began with the commencement of the first day of KCPE yesterday.
The tours will provide feedback to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the raft of measures the government has put in place to safeguard the integrity and credibility of the administration of this year’s examinations, going forward.
The visits by officials target examinations collection/distribution centres and spot checks at various examination centres across the country.