Form Four students will begin their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education practical examinations today.
The 664,586 candidates will this morning begin oral and practical exams in French (oral and Braille), German and Arabic.
Other exams scheduled for this week are Kenya Sign Language (practical signing skills), music (practical) and home science (food and nutrition).
Candidates will begin written exams in a fortnight while their 1.6 million Standard Eight counterparts start theirs on November 1.
The Government has put in place a multi-agency team of officials from the Education, ICT and Interior ministries, Teachers Service Commission and Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) to prevent cheating.
The State has promised to deliver credible exams. President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned of dire consequences if anyone tries to leak the exams.
Uhuru, who was speaking last week when he launched inaugural international conference on early childhood development, said the Government would take strong measures against any attempts to steal or leak the tests.
“My administration has taken bold measures to make examinations credible and I commend those who work hard and long hours to achieve this. I condemn those who insist on corrupting our exam system and we will go for them,” said the President.
Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed last week launched the 20-person special team in Nairobi that includes officers from the National Intelligence Service to help root out exam cheating. Read more
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