Education minister Fred Matiang’i has asked the IEBC to conduct the repeat presidential election a week before October 17 for the sake of learners.
Matiang’i, who has written to commission chairman Wafula Chebukati, told journalists on Monday that the repeat will likely interfere with the school calendar should IEBC turn down his request.
The Cabinet Secretary said he made the request so they have time for planning.
He noted the ministry and all stakeholders have taken measures to ensure the national exams take place as scheduled.
“We are ready to mount the 2017 exams. All activities have taken place to ensure that by October 23 all exams start,” he said.
The CS noted KCSE will take place from October 23 to November 29.
“The exams will intensify from November 6 to 29. We intend to conduct KCPE on November 1 and 2,” he said, adding rehearsals are expected to take place on October 31.
“The ministry is currently training examiners and inspecting all the examination and marking centers. We can confirm that we are totally ready.”