Form Four candidates across the country are scheduled to conclude the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations this week.
The examinations, which commenced on October 23, are scheduled to culminate this Friday with a Physics practical.
A total of 903,260 candidates enrolled for this year’s KCSE exams.
On Monday, the candidates undertook Geography Paper 1 and Physics Paper 1 exams.
Tuesday will see learners tackling Business Studies Paper 1 and Agriculture Paper 1. Wednesday is designated for Geography Paper 2 and Physics Paper 2. Business Paper 2 and Agriculture Paper 2 exams are scheduled for Thursday.
On Friday the candidates will sit for a Physics practical paper, marking the end of the KCSE 2023 exam.
The Principal Secretary for Basic Education, Belio Kipsang emphasized the importance of maintaining integrity in the administration of national exams during the launch of the theory papers.
Speaking at the Westland subcounty containers, where center managers were collecting papers for the first session, Kipsang urged all involved parties to prioritize trust and integrity.
“The amount of investments we are putting into protecting the integrity of our examination should not be this high. We need to build trust as Kenyan people. This trust deficit is killing all of us. As a country we should not continue this way” the PS said.
Kipsang emphasized the ministry’s commitment to curbing exam malpractices, citing a multi-agency approach involving the Communications Authority of Kenya and the Cyber Crime unit under the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
“We have taken measures such as shutting down several social media sites and apprehending individuals involved. This week, we remain vigilant to identify and address any attempts at exam malpractices,” he stated.