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Security beefed up in all Coast exam centres- RC

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[[Coast Regional Coordinator John Elungata in taita Taveta County. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

Coast Regional Commissioner (RC) John Elungata has assured candidates and exam managers’ of adequate security within the examination centres during this year’s national examinations.

Elungata said that there would be enough security personnel manning all the examination centres and adequate vehicles to transport the examination materials.

He said the exams will be kept in containers with tight police guards and with Deputy County Commissioners (DCCs) and Sub County Directors of Education (SCDE) being the only people allowed to have the keys to the containers.

On Monday morning, Form Four students began their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations countrywide.

The tests include KCPE and KCSE for the 2021 class between February and April 2022.

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has announced that 1, 225, 693, candidates have enrolled for the 2021 KCPE while 831,026 will sit this year’s KCSE exams.

Speaking while on a visit to Taita Taveta county Elungata said the exams will be done under tight security to curb cases of examination malpractices and irregularities.

He revealed that the government has put in place watertight measures to curb cheating in the national examinations.

The senior administrator said the government has sent extra security personnel to all schools in the troubled Lamu County adding that candidates are assured of their safety as they sit for the exams.

Elungata said there is enough security for all exam centres, especially those in Lamu, so that learners can sit for their exams in a safe and peaceful environment.