Good News To Hundreds Of Candidates From 9 Schools Which Were Closed Last Week Due To Bandit Attacks.
KCPE and KCSE candidates who’s are set to for their national examinations few days from now have a reason to smile following the government’s plan through the Ministry of Education to ensure they are doing examination from a safe group.
The government through the Ministry of Education has started the process of transferring hundreds of students slated to sit for the national examinations in March 2022 from the regions which have been affected by bandit attacks.
The Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Mohammed Maalin yesterday on Sunday informed the press that he had early held a meeting with education stakeholders to discuss on the way forward on matters affecting candidates in the region.
He explained to press that the initiated transfer seeks to ensure that all national examinations candidates from both primary and secondary schools from the region will sit the exams without interruptions.
Last at least ten schools had been affected by banditry attacks in Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet counties prompting the Ministry of Interior and that of Education to swing into action.
The Commissioner further reported that on Thursday (February 17), they had a meeting in which they discussed security measures and other logistical arrangements to make sure there is a smooth running as examinations commence.
The Kenya National Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is slated to begin on March 12 while the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) will kick off on March 7, 2022.
The transfer initiative comes about following the bandit attack which left 15 Tot High School students with injuries.
Bandits attacked Tot high school buses as they were returning from a school trip on the evening of Thursday, February 17 along the Tot – Arror Road in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
Since then the school administration has been on spot for allowing the students to use the road in late hours despite the recent attacks that have been experienced in the area.
Following the attack, Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i ordered for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the school principal for defying a government directive on movement of school buses at night.