The Kenya Primary Education Certificate (KCPE) examinations will start on Monday.
The KCPE 2021 exam will be held between March 7-9, 2022 while the KCSE exam which started on February 28 will end on April 1, 2022.
The Kenya National Examinations Council registered a total of 1,225,507 candidates in 28,316 KCPE examination centers, from 1,191,752 candidates in 28,467 centers by 2020.
This year, a total of 831,015 students will take their critical exam at 10,413 centers across the country, compared to 752,981 students in 10,437 centers who took the exam in 2020.
According to the Department of Education guidelines, only the Deputy County Commissioners (DCCs) and the Deputy County Commissioners (ACCs) will be responsible for opening and closing containers daily in their sub-counties.
All exams must be transported using government vehicles and in the presence of at least one police officer.
Center officials will co-operate with police officers to ensure that no test content is disclosed to the candidate prior to the commencement of individual examinations.
Meanwhile, Education Minister George Magoha will oversee the exercise of distributing the examinations and launching the KCPE 2021 First Day Examinations in Kakamega County before visiting other centers in the area.