(PSCU) — President Uhuru Kenyatta today made an early morning surprise visit to Uhuru Gardens Primary School in Nairobi to inspect the on-going Kenya Certificate of Primary Examinations (KCPE) and wished candidates success.
The President encouraged the pupils and reminded candidates across the country that national exams are just an event and should not define who they become in life. “All you need to do is do your best, exams are just an event. There are many more events in life which you will need to overcome,” President Kenyatta said.
The President who was accompanied by Education CS Amina Mohamed and KNEC Chairman Prof. George Magoha witnessed the opening of today’s papers comprising of science and Kiswahili exams.
He wished all candidates success and urged them to believe in themselves, be honest and maintain integrity as they write the exams. President Kenyatta encouraged the pupils to do their best noting that once they are through and results are out, the Government will ensure that they all get secondary school placements.
The Head of State also reminded parents to be supportive of their children and nurture their different strengths. Education CS Amina Mohammed assured the President of the integrity of the exams as the exercise continues across the country. She pointed out that the national examinations exercise was being conducted in an orderly, efficient and credible manner.
Prof. George Magoha expressed confidence that KCPE results will be out by end of November followed by the form one selection process immediately after. “We are confident that results will be out by end of November. This will be followed by the form one placement process that will see students report to secondary school early January next year,” Prof Magoha assured.
Also present were Education Chief Administrative Secretary Prof Colleta Suda and Teachers Service Commission Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia.