Government Tightens Security Ahead of National Exams

It’s all systems go for the 2023 national examinations in Nyamira as all the preparations have been done and requirements put in Place.

 Nyamira County Commissioner, Onesimus Kyatha said that key national examination stakeholders have put everything needed in place to ensure the exercise is conducted smoothly and professionally as guided by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).

“We have three categories of candidates to undertake the national examinations. We have 17,533 candidates for grade six, 20,507 for class eight, and 16,679 form four candidates.” All these candidates will undertake their examinations from 489 centers for grade six and class eight and 194 centers for form fours,” the commissioner added.

 “We have deployed enough examination center managers, supervisors, and invigilators who will be taking various roles to ensure all registered candidates undertake their examination as per the regulations issued by KNEC. My department has equally assigned security personnel to all the examination centers to ensure tight security for all the participants and examination materials. Moreover, we have put enough emergency response measures in the entire county,” affirmed Kyatha.

The administrator revealed that they have mobilized powerful four-wheeled vehicles to ensure the ongoing rains, poor roads, and hilly terrain do not impend on the delivery of the examination materials to all examination centres adding they have also secured ambulances to deal with medical emergencies should they arise.

Commissioner Kyatha appealed to the candidates’ parents, guardians, and members of the public to give them maximum support to ensure they do the exams in conducive environments.

“I’m appealing to our business community operating near examination centers to tone down their music volumes while students are undertaking examinations and avoid distracting them as they must complete their examinations within strict timelines,” Kyatha urged.

He warned dubious people trying to entice candidates into examination malpractice like procuring fake examination leakage materials beforehand and advised the public to report such cases to the relevant authorities.

“I wish all our candidates all the best in their forthcoming examinations. I am confident they have been adequately prepared to exhibit an exemplary performance as they did in 2022,” stated the County Commissioner.