Government to provide security to protect exam candidates
18 September 2015, 15:31
Nairobi - The government has warned striking teachers not to disrupt exam candidates and that there would be added security to prevent such scenarios.
Kenya National Examinations Council KNEC CEO Joseph Kivilu said Friday that there would be extra measures to protect revising students in the current uneasy climate.
He said that it was imperative students remain in as good an environment to tackle exams as possible.
" I urge striking teachers not to affect the performance of the candidates by going to schools. They should let them revise and prepare for an opportunity of a lifetime for them," he stated.
He also reiterated an earlier assertion from the government that the examinations would take place without any interruption.
" The exams will take place without any change and we ask candidates to prepare as normal," he added.
Kenya Certificate of Primary Education KCPE examinations will begin November 10 and end November 12.
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education KCSE examinations October 12.
There are 937,467 KCPE and 525,802 KCSE candidates set to sit the respective examinations.
Teachers are on strike as they protest the lack of government action on a 50/60% payrise that was effected by the Labour Court and rubber-stamped by the Supreme Court.
They have been on strike 3 weeks now.
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