Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) rehearsals have commenced today in preparation for National exams scheduled to start on the 7th of March to the 9th of March.
Mauvoo News visited some primary schools in Machakos County to check the level of preparedness for the exams.
In Matungulu sub-county, the pupils set to sit for their KCPE exams are 4,832; 2474 boys, and 2358 girls. The sub-county has 78 exam centers with 35 centers that will be hosted because of a low number of candidates.
“The sub county is ready, we have briefed our center managers and supervisors. The invigilators are being briefed today. We have 113 primary schools but for the purposes of the examination centers we haven 78 centres. The schools which have less than 30 candidates will be hosted. We have deployed officers accordingly,” she said.
Speaking to Headteacher Tala Township Primary Jonathan Muli, he said that as a school they were prepared for the exams as they had already covered the syllabus in time.
The school has a candidature of 246 students compared to the last year 2020 when they had 220 students who attained a mean grade of 314.6.
One of the pupils sitting for the exams Grace Adhiambo revealed that the teachers had prepared them and nothing was going to stop their excellence.
“I would like to thank our teachers they have prepared us well and we are ready. I would like to become a pilot and these coming exams I would like to attain 425 marks and above,” she said.
On matters security, Matungulu Deputy County Commissioner said that all the security personnel handling the exams had been set into motion and the exams were well guarded.