The Star (Kenya) - - News General -

Some 577,079 can­di­dates started tak­ing the KCSE ex­ams yes­ter­day un­der strict su­per­vi­sion yto pre­vent cheating.

The ex­ams will con­tinue for three weeks and will end on Novem­ber 30. They are be­ing held in 9,158 ex­am­i­na­tion cen­tres. The can­di­dates sat for the math­e­mat­ics and chem­istry pa­pers. To­day they will sit English (func­tional skills) and English (com­pre­hen­sion, lit­er­ary ap­pre­ci­a­tion and gram­mar) pa­pers.

Ed­u­ca­tion CS Fred Matiang’i con­tin­ued to su­per­vise the ex­ams as he did dur­ing the just-ended KCPE pa­pers. The stan­dard eight can­di­dates sat ex­ams be­tween Novem­ber 1 and 3. Yes­ter­day, the CS was in Mu­rang’a county, while Ed­u­ca­tion PS Bel­lio Kipsang was in Vi­higa. Other Ed­u­ca­tion min­istry of­fi­cials pitched camp in Ki­ambu, Machakos and Kirinyaga coun­ties. TSC chief ex­ec­u­tive Nancy Macharia su­per­vised ex­ams in the city, while Knec chair­man Ge­orge Magoha was in Nakuru. Kipsang said 11 head teach­ers have been in­ter­dicted over exam mal­prac­tices dur­ing the KCPE ex­ams.

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