The Teachers Service Commission boss Dr Nancy Macharia has suspended leaves for teachers and other education stakeholders from now henceforth.
The Interior CS Dr Fred Matiang’ i has also suspended leaves for police officers ahead of this year’s 2019 national examinations.
He also said that he will be on duty during the examination period.
Speaking at the Kenya School of Government today, Dr Matiang’ i said that there is a need for combined effort if the examinations have to be conducted effectively.
KCPE is scheduled to begin on Tuesday 29th October and end on Thursday 31st October.
The KCSE examination, on the other hand, will kick off on November 4 and end on November 27.
Dr Matiang’ i further said that no security personnel, especially senior officers will be granted leave since this is a critical period when all eyes are on our children.
He further added that he will also be on duty during the examination period.
On her part, Dr Nancy Macharia has announced the suspension of teachers’leaves.
According to her, 33, 720 teachers will be involved in the marking of KCPE and KCSE examinations.
She further noted that the number of examination irregularities had dropped significantly. So far only 30 cases were reported during last year’s examination.
The CS also assured the public that the government is well prepared for the upcoming examinations.
According to him, the President has been focusing on empowering the security docket.
This year, there are more resources at their disposal- aircraft and police.
Therefore, no harsh weather will hinder a smooth examination period.