Candidates sitting for their Kenya Certificate and Secondary Education, (KCSE) Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), and Kenya Primary School Assessment (KPSEA) in Osieko in Bunyala South, Budalangi sub-county will have to get their examination papers collected from Siaya county.
According to Busia County education director James Ekalio, the decision was arrived at to avoid risking the lives of the examiners and the security officers collecting the papers from the deputy county commissioner’s office in Budalangi before crossing the lake to deliver the exams in Osieko
“Some centers especially in Budalangi will have to collect their exams from Siaya. It is nearer compared to collecting the papers from Budalangi’s deputy county commissioner headquarters and then the lake to deliver the exams,” said Mr Ekaliyo.
He noted that the ministry has plans to vacate some examination centers that will be affected by floods, especially in Budalangi.
“In case there will be flooding, the ministry will be forced to cut off some examination centers. We will have to vacate the centers to the nearest examination centers,”
Addressing the press during the inspection of the examination centers county in the county at St Kevin Hill Academy the director noted that the ministry has a multi-agency team on standby to address any eventuality.
He appealed to the supervisors, the invigilators, and the candidates to desist from any malpractices to enable exams to run smoothly.
“We are working with a multi-agency team and in case of any eventuality, we will be able to call for assistance in case we need one. It is the responsibility of all of us to ensure that we do exams in a very credible manner, and let the supervisors and the invigilators play their role effectively.
At least 81, 755 candidates are expected to sit for KCSE, KCPE, and KPSEA exams across Busia county from Monday with KPSEA candidates being 30,856, KCPE candidates