KCPE Updates: Sad Scene In Kisii As One School Catches Fire Just Before Exam Commenced.
This morning a sad scene occurred in Kisii County just ours before examinations commenced when one examination center was reported to have been affected by fire.
Dr. Julius Jwan, the Principal Secretary for Basic Education, was in Kisii County today very early in the morning to oversee the start of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams when it was reported that one examination in the area was affected by fire.
Dr Jwan reported on Citizen TV that despise the fire incident, the examination in the centre would go on as scheduled because the fire was contained early enough.
During the fire incident at Kiong’ong’i primary school in Kitutu Central sub county no one was injured.
Exams proceeded as expected after education officials and security officer toured the institution.
“The fire incident was reported at 2.30 am. It started from an accident in one of the classrooms next to the library. No one was hurt. It has nothing to do with the exams,” he said
Dr. Jwan had presided over the distribution of examination materials to 113 primary schools in Kisii central sub county earlier in the morning.
Dr Jwan also reported that a female candidate would be sitting for her exams at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital after giving birth on Sunday during his routine briefing of the exams.
“There is one female student in Etago sub county who delivered yesterday, the candidate is at Kisii hospital. Arrangements have been made that she takes her exams because she has indicated she is ready to take the exams,” said Jwan.
Dr Jwan further reported that Kisii County has a total of 33,104 candidates, making it one of the countys with the highest number of candidates this year nationwide. Out of the total, 16,953 are boys while16,187 girls.
The 2021 KCPE will be administered between March 7 and March 9 2022 while the KCSE examination, commenced on February 28 and will end on April 1 2022.
Nationally, the Kenya National Examinations Council registered a total of 1,225,507 candidates in 28,316 KCPE examination centres as compared to 1,191,752 candidates in 28,467 centres in 2020.
The knec contracted professionals will travel to Nairobi on Thursday to start the marking exercise which is likely to last for less than two weeks after which the education CS professor George Magoha will release the examination results late this month.