Education PS Dr. Jwan refutes media reports on starving Tiaty KCPE candidates

Principal Secretary, State Department of Early Learning and Basic Education Dr.Julius Jwan has refuted media reports that some schools in Tiaty-Baringo and some parts of Turkana are in dire need of food for learners.

Speaking in Nakuru on Tuesday morning when he presided over the distribution of examination materials, Jwan stated that the reports were incorrect.

The PS stated that no school was facing such scenario as government has put in place measures to ensure learners get meals in school.

“I have seen some reports purporting that learners and teachers in some schools in Tiaty and Turkana are begging for food. I want to state here that there is nothing as such and you can even make calls to confirm. The Ministry has a program in place where we have ensured that learners get meals in school during this time of national examinations” he said.

On the issue of some centres in Eldoret and Bungoma having not received their examinations materials, Dr.Jwan Once again clarified that is not the case.

According to him the over 50 centres had been shut down during sometimes back and students registered in other centres hence no student has missed examinations.

“These are centres that had a few students and shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic hence students were transferred to other centres. So I can assure you that no candidate has missed exams” said Jwan.

Jwan who monitored the distribution of examination materials in Nakuru County lauded the role played by stakeholders in ensuring smooth exercise.

He called on parents who are worried about transition to Junior Secondary to be patient as Taskforce on CBC prepares to hand over report to President.


Nakuru school on spot for registering candidates in other schools contrary to KNEC regulations

A private school in Nakuru is on spot for transferring and registering candidates in other schools contrary to their parents’ wish.

Residents took to social media on Sunday over the matter just before national examinations commenced decrying the move taken by the school.

The outcry drew the attention of Ministry of Education and investigations launched into the matter.

Speaking in Nakuru on Tuesday morning when he led multi-agency team in monitoring the distribution of examination materials to various centres, Education Principal Secretary Julius Jwan said investigations into the matter are complete.

He was quick to note that an action shall be taken once the report is submitted to the Ministry adding that it was illegal for a school to do such.

“You are aware of an incident in Nakuru where a private school decided to transfer candidates to other schools without the knowledge of the parents. The matter has been investigated and we shall take appropriate action since the school acted contrary to the Kenya National Examinations Council regulations” said Jwan.

187 adult education students to sit 2020 national examinations in Nakuru West

A total 187 adult education students will sit this year’s national examinations in Nakuru West Sub County.

Among them, 106 adult education students will be sitting for KCSE while 81 will be sitting the KCPE this year.

This is according to Nakuru West Sub county adult and continuing education officer Dr.Samuel Muthee.

Speaking on Friday when he led students in verifying their registration details for the national exams as per the Kenya National Examination Council, Dr.Muthee was categorical that the candidates are well prepared.

He however noted that there were a few cases of some students missing classes due to domestic conflicts but they intervened.

“We have 106 candidates for KCSE and 81 candidates for the KCPE this year and we are optimistic that they will do well” said Dr.Muthee.

He lauded the Kenya National Examination Council for coming up with the measure of verification.

According to Dr.Muthee, this will help a lot in addressing the challenges that have been experienced before where mistakes are made on the registration particulars of the students.

The students according to Dr.Muthee have up to 6th March to ensure they have verified their registration details.

“The verification is key as it will help us address the errors that are normally experienced. Students have up to Tuesday 6th, March to do so and then we close as per the KNEC requirement” said Dr.Muthee.

This is the first time that KNEC Hass introduced the measure to ensure all candidates sitting the national examinations verify their registration details to avert errors on the certificates.

Security beefed up as KCSE commences

35,801 students are sitting for KCSE Examination as from Monday in Nakuru County and all activities have been put in place to ensure there is no hitch during the 3 week examination period.

According to the county Director of Education Isaac Atebe, center managers have been urged to make sure all students sits for exams in a comfortable environment, this after a rehearsal in all school schools.

Atebe added that all stakeholders including parents, ministry of education and interior should work together so as to avoid irregularities.

PHOTO/Standard:Security during the opening of examination container in Nakuru East Sub county.

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