The Ministry of Education has issued a directive to schools that failed to register standard eight candidates for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination, to ensure that these pupils are allowed to take the test that commences today.

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu stated that the ministry had become aware that certain schools and examination centers neglected to register their candidates for the upcoming examination.

“To guarantee that all affected students are not excluded from this crucial examination, they are strongly urged to promptly report to their respective schools or designated examination centers. They will have the opportunity to sit for the examination on the scheduled dates without facing any disadvantages,” said Mr Machogu.

“This oversight, for whatever reason, is a serious matter that unfairly impacts learners. Consequently, appropriate measures will be taken against those responsible, in accordance with the law.”

The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination is set to commence on October 30, with candidates taking mathematics, English language, and English composition on the first day of the test.

In light of this being the final KCPE examination, Mr Machogu stressed the importance of ensuring that no student is disadvantaged due to registration issues.

He highlighted that the Kenya National Examinations Council, along with the Regional, County, and Sub-County directors of education, and all responsible examination officers, have been directed to ensure that the affected students have the opportunity to take the examinations as originally planned.

“The Ministry of Education is firmly committed to upholding the integrity and fairness of the KCPE examination, ensuring that all students receive the opportunities they rightfully deserve,” said the CS.