Uncertainties surround KCPE, KCSE following court ruling


The ruling of the Supreme Court judges that the presidential election should be repeated has started to have a direct impact on other institutions as well as other sectors of the economy.

Students seating for the 2017 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will be greatly affected after the Friday, September 1 judgement.

KCPE examination will begin on October 31 and end on November 2 while KCSE examination will start on November 6 and end on November 29.

The Supreme court ordered for fresh presidential election to be conducted after 60 days which will be on November when KCPE students will be having their Science, Kiswahili Lugha and Insha exams.

It is being reported that The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) which is chaired by Prof George Magoha will meet today, Saturday, September 2 to discuss the issue.

Just as in the last moth’s election, over 23,000 primary schools will be used as polling stations while several secondary schools will be used as tallying centres.

A total of 1,003,556 candidates registered for the KCPE examinations and another 615,773 sitting for their KCSE exams will be affected. The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), chaired by Prof George Magoha, are expected to meet on Saturday, September 2, 2017 to discuss the issue.

Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General Wilson Sossion has spoken about the issue saying the union will listen to its members first before meeting on Tuesday, September 5 to make the final decision.

“The national steering committee will meet on Tuesday to deliberate on the move so that they can take a position and advise the Ministry of Education accordingly,” Sossion noted.

“We cannot allow our candidates whom we have prepared for four years and eight years to be victims of an election process,” Kenya Union Of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) chairman Omboko Milemba said.