Today, more than 1.1 million pupils have started their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations across the country.
This week on Friday, March 26, their counterparts in Form Four are set to sit their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations(KCSE).
Following disruptions occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic, this is the first time national examinations are conducted away from the traditional November and December months.
According to the timetable Monday 8:30 to 10:30 am the candidates will embark on the Mathematics paper, 11:30 to 1:10 pm they will sit for the English Language paper, and wind up day 1 with English Composition at 2:30 pm.
Day two of KCPE will begin with Science, followed by Kiswahili Lugha and wind up with Kiswahili Insha.
Day three Exams will end on Wednesday 24th with Social studies and R.E paper.
In his goodwill message on Friday, President Uhuru Kenyatta encouraged candidates not give up on their dreams and aspirations.
After a disrupted school calendar year, our students begin sitting their exams today.
We wish them success and thank all their teachers for selflessly preparing them under the prevailing tough circumstances.
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) March 22, 2021
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha assured that no paper had been exposed to anyone. Cumulatively, the 2020 National Exams has a total of 1,938,667 candidates.