Education CS Magoha said that all students including those that are pregnant, the sick, and disabled, would be accorded special treatment to ensure they comfortably do their national exams without any problems.
“Any child who has the capacity to sit for the exams, the government will ensure that the examination is taken to the child.
“This is not the first time, and we are not inventing anything. The numbers may be more than the previous years, but we are well prepared to see that every child who is able to, sits for the exams,” he revealed.
Those who will not be physically capable to sit for the exams will have to register and sit the next year.
During the 2019 examinations, dozens of candidates give birth with some cases having been reported in Bomet, Baringo, and Meru counties. Such candidates were permitted to take their exams in the hospital rooms.
The same happened in 2018, at Kitui county where 72 KCSE candidates were reported to be pregnant at the time of the examinations. The county had the highest number of pregnancies.
The KCPE national examination is slated to commence on Monday, March 22, 2021, while the KCSE examinations are set to begin on Friday, March 26, 2021, and conclude on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
Magoha has warned candidates over a plan to use masks to cheat in the national examinations.
“We know that some of you are planning to use masks to cheat. Do not make such attempts because we shall frisk you and if caught, it’s up to you,” he warned