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November 1, 2017 8:30 PM New exam scanners to mark KCPE in record time

This year’s Standard Eight candidates should expect to get their results earlier than usual — thanks to 20 new scanning machines which the examiner has bought at a cost of Sh90 million and which will be used to process the test quickly. The new optical mark reader machines have replaced 20 old scanners bought more than 17 years ago. “All details of the 1,003,556 candidates 11

October 31, 2017 1:42 PM Over 1mn candidates sit KCPE exams amid tight security

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – This year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams kicked off smoothly across the country on Tuesday morning with over a million candidates sitting for their Mathematics, English Language and Composition papers. Distribution of examination materials across the country began at dawn with candidates 14

October 31, 2017 9:55 AM KCPE examinations begin smoothly in most parts of the country

The distribution of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination papers in the volatile Soin ward at the border of Kericho and Kisumu went on without a hitch. Soin/ Sigowet Deputy County Commissioner Josphat Mutisia said education officials and security officers did not encounter any problem as they distributed the examination papers to the candidates 14

October 31, 2017 7:58 AM Security increased as KCPE exams start

Security has been heightened in terror prone Lamu and Tana River counties as Standard Eight candidates started their national exams. Coast regional police boss Larry Kieng said security had been heightened in terror prone areas of Lamu and Tana River to counter Al-Shabaab attacks. Mr Kieng said enough officers had been deployed to schools in Lamu that were affected 6

October 31, 2017 6:15 AM KCPE exams begin across the country

Over one million candidates will today start sitting this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams. In Bungoma, Busia and Kakamega counties, some 113,819 pupils are expected to sit the exam, with education officials in the region optimistic of a smooth start. According to Bungoma County Director of Education Jacob Onyiego, all preparations 7

October 31, 2017 4:41 AM One million pupils start KCPE exam today – PHOTOS

The Ministry of Education on Monday said tough measures had been put in place to ensure the Standard Eight national examinations that kick off Tuesday go on without any hitch. Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i led a team from his ministry, the Teachers Service Commission and Kenya National Examinations Council to inform the country that everything 9

October 30, 2017 8:55 PM KCPE tests will go on without hitches, declares Matiang’i

The Ministry of Education on Monday said tough measures had been put in place to ensure the Standard Eight national examinations that kick off Tuesday go on without any hitch. Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i led a team from his ministry, the Teachers Service Commission and Kenya National Examinations Council to inform the country that everything 8

October 30, 2017 6:53 PM ‘Skilling Uganda initiative finally takes big strides’

In November, ALEX KAKOOZA will mark one year in the job of permanent secretary, ministry of Education and Sports. He talked to Yudaya Nangonzi about his view of the sector. We have made some modest achievements. First, we are moving as a team together with the political leadership headed by our minister, state ministers and technical staff – all focused 8

October 30, 2017 10:21 AM Why KCPE candidate's desk sits empty

An empty desk at the back of a classroom is the only memory of a Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidate that lingers in the eyes of his colleagues in a Mombasa school. Jumaan Hamisi, 16, who was expected to have joined fellow pupils in their rehearsals for the national exams was killed in what the family said was a mistaken identity 8

October 27, 2017 6:40 AM 5 presiding officers abandon ballot boxes

A presiding officer has been arrested in Magarini, Kilifi County after he abandoned ballot boxes and switched off his phone. Four other presiding officers delayed announcement of results at Shanzu Teachers College tallying centre in Kisauni constituency after they abandoned ballot boxes and also switched off their phones. Magarini police managed to trace 5