Candidates of Arap Moi Primary School in Tarakwa, Uasin Gishu County, sat their KCPE and KPSEA exams in a sombre mood after losing five of their colleagues to a tragic accident over the weekend.
On Saturday, the five drowned in a pool when they were having fun to ease off prior to the exams.
Speaking after overseeing the exams dispatch, Basic Education PS Belio Kipsang said despite the incident, the candidates took it in stride and are going on with their exams.
“I want to assure the country that our children at Arap Moi Primary School are well and we will give them all the support as they do exams,” Kipsang told the press.
“As a ministry, we are satisfied with how Uasin Gishu security team handles the matter and (thank) counsellors for ensuring that our children sit their exams without fear,” he said.
Kipsang further noted that exams across the country have kicked off as planned.
“The exams have kicked off well. Marsabit and some parts were fairly raining where we have deployed a number of helicopters. There were some little delays because it was misty in the morning but all was sorted out,” he noted.
2.7 million children are sitting the KPSEA and KCPE examinations nationwide.
By Wasike Elvis
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