About 33, 970 candidates are sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination and 36, 782 grade six candidates are sitting for the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) in Narok county.
Speaking during the opening of the exam container for distribution at the Narok County Commissioners office premises today, the Narok County Commissioner Isaac Masinde said there are 772 centers for the KCPE exam and 939 centers for KPSEA.
He said the number of boys sitting for the grade six national examination is 18, 954 while that of girls is 17, 828. The boys sitting for KCPE exam are 17, 284 while girls are 16, 700.
Masinde reiterated that the county was well prepared to carry out the exam saying they had put enough security in place and vehicles to transport the examination to all examination centers in the county.
He warned that no stranger would be allowed in the school compounds during the examination period adding that any person found illegally in the school compound will be arrested.
“We only expect to find the center managers and their deputies, security officials and the invigilators in school. No other person will be allowed in the school compounds,” he said.
At the same time, the commissioner said a total of 248 candidates will be sitting for the examination when pregnant in the county with 140 being in primary and 108 in secondary.
He confirmed that they have put standby ambulances in various centers to rush any sick candidate to hospital in case of an emergency.
“The emergency doesn’t have to be labour pains only, a candidate can develop other complications during the exam period that need urgent treatment,” he said.
Meanwhile, eight candidates will be sitting for KCPE at the Narok GK prison.
The exam that began today November 28, 2022 is expected to be completed on November 20, 2022.