Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i on Tuesday, October 29, disrupted an ongoing sitting of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam when he demanded that the pupils be relocated to a better classroom.
The Daily Nation reported that Matiang'i directed that the pupils at NYS Gilgil Primary School who were to start their National exams be taken to a different classroom that would enable them take the exams in a secure environment.
"As soon as the last paper is done, look for your fundis (repairmen) to go in there and repair the classroom," Matiang'i ordered.
The CS regretted that the school had enough time to make sure everything was in order before the exams but failed to do so.
"Repair the roof so that it does not fall on the pupils, and I should be informed of it in the evening," Matiang'i directed as he mentioned that pupils needed to be protected during the examination period.
Matiang'i also reiterated that he would raise the matter with Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, James Macharia.
"How much time do you guys need to do the repairs? You are putting our children in dangerous situations," Matiang'i continued.
He directed the school to relocate the pupils to a better classroom so that they would take their exams without the fear of being at a risk from the dilapidated roof.
"If the classroom is big enough we can have the pupils move to it as the school management thinks of what to do with the roof of the other class," he noted.
Cadets from the National Youth Service (NYS) gathered at the school and helped transfer the desks and drawers into the new examination room.
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