Number of Candidates up by 18 per cent

Written By Michael Maunda on Saturday, October 8, 2011 | 3:01 AM

The number of candidates sitting this year’s final examinations has increased by about 18.4 per cent.


About 1,310,403 candidates will sit this year’s examinations compared to last year’s 1,111,897.

Those sitting the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations has increased by 21,731 from 754,108 in 2010 to 775,839 this year.


The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations registered the largest increase of 55,388 candidates. 


The increase is from 357,789 in 2010 to 413,177. The Form Four examinations will start on October 18.


Examinations

Speaking at the Kenya National Examinations Council headquarters in Nairobi, Education permanent secretary James Ole Kiyiapi said about 180,000 staff will handle this year’s examinations compared to last year’s 140,000 due to the increase in the number of candidates. 

Source: Nation Media