We Are Ready For The Exams, New Kiambu County Commissioner Says.


Kiambu Commissioner Wilson Wanyanga addressing the press as the County Director of Education Harrison Muriuki looks on.
Newly posted Kiambu Commissioner Mr. Wilson Wanyanga on Wednesday convened an education stakeholders’ briefing at Mang’u High School, Thika to map up strategies to ensure that the county experienced no form of exam irregularities in the 2016 KCSE.

In a meeting that was attended by the County Director of Education (CDE), Harrison Muriuki, his deputies, county and sub-county examination officers, senior county police officers and Administration Police commanders, Officials of Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) and representatives of primary and secondary school heads associations, Wanyanga said even though Kiambu has not had incidences of exam cheating, they were not taking any chances that could jeopardise the smooth running of the exercise.

“Today is my third day in the county and this being my second official function, am very pleased to have gotten the opportunity to meet all the relevant officials who will be spearheading the whole exercise of the exams. As you are aware, the entire month of November will be exam time and we have therefore come here to make arrangements that will ensure that we experience any challenges within the exam centres. We have agreed as a county that we will ensure that our exams will be flawless as we do not want to jeopardise the integrity of this very important exercise,” said the Commissioner.

He added that after this briefing, those officers would go to their stations to sensitise their juniors on all what they were expected to do to ensure that everything went on smoothly.

The CDE Mr. Muriuki said that the education sector was proud of the new commissioner’s approach to issues and all the signs were that everything will be well.

“Just like last year whereby we had no cheating within Kiambu, apart from some isolated incidences involving only three schools in KCSE where there were cases of mobile phones that affected only 10 students, the commissioner has promised to ensure that the county will be incident-free. We are very ready for the exams and have no concerns whatsoever,” said the CDE.

On matters security, Wanyanga said that that his office had noted that illicit brews had started to creep back and he had personally ordered several crackdowns that had helped to seize a big consignment of these brews and managed to arrested several culprits some of whom have already been arraigned in court.
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