Over 2.5M candidates in primary schools across Kenya have begun their grade six and class eight exams on Monday, November 28.
The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) tests will be administered for three days.
Of the 2, 531, 785 candidates 1,244, 188 will sit for KCPE exams while 1, 287,597 are the first lot to sit KPSEA exams
A spot check on Monday morning shows a number of exam centres are set to begin the tests, with candidates and teachers expressing confidence in the exercise.
Officials from the Ministry of Education and Cabinet Secretaries were distributed in different centres to oversee the exercise.
Class 8 candidates will be sitting for Mathematics, English language, and Composition tests. Their grade six counterparts will sit for Mathematics and English.
Education officials are working on ways to enable learners in areas affected by floods and insecurity sit for their exams.
In Baringo South, an area that has been prone to rampant insecurity in the last few months, students from five schools have been merged to sit for their examination at the Chemorongoin School after their school were vandalised.