KCSE Student Escapes Mid-Exam as Maths Paper Gets Tough

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    A file Image of Education CS George Magoha Invigilating the 2019 KCSE Exam.
  • A nervous KCSE candidate on Tuesday, April 6 made a mid-way escape from the examination room during the administration of the Mathematics Paper Two test. 

    The school principal was forced to run after the disheartened student and caught up with him near the school fence.

    To soothe the student and persuade him to complete the reportedly tough Maths paper, the principal revealed he gave him a cup of milk to calm his nerves.

    “One of our students had to be provided a cup of milk for him to finish the paper. Pray for us all. We’ve seen things,” the principal stated in reference to drama characterising the 2020/2021 exam. 

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    Solving Problems KCSE Mathematics Paper 2 by C.Muturi

    According to K24, the principal posted in the school’s teachers’ WhatsApp group, that the student’s behavior is reminiscent of the caliber of students who demanded entertainment during Easter holiday instead of prepping for exams.

    “Us who are with them, have no mercy….and when they are unable to solve the Math, we’ll chase and bring them back to finish government investment,” said the principal.

    On Tuesday, April 6, Police officers arrested a school principal for allegedly leaking the mathematics paper two a few hours before the actual exam began.

    George Magoha, the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Education said that his ministry had examined the contents of the leaked paper and established that it did not match the KNEC Maths test that was done on Tuesday, 6.

    “I have been assured by officers in my ministry that the Mathematics paper, which was circulating on WhatsApp was fake. You don’t have to worry about the credibility of the exam,” the CS responded to a journalist’s question during a media briefing at Moi Girls High School in Eldoret.  

    During the first week of the national exams, students complained that KCSE papers were too hard terming it as the most difficult exams they have ever done.

    The government through the ministry of education had promised the candidates that they were aware of the circumstance under which the exams were being done and that not being in school for almost a year would not be present any challenge. 

    Magoha assured candidates the exams would be fair and there was no need to panic while he was addressing students at Chavakali High School on Saturday, March 6.

    "Do not worry about the examination. We are aware you were at home for nine months, so your hope must remain alive. Do not get stressed. If you believe in God, you will all pass,” the CS assured the students. 

    Professor Bellio Kipsang and Education CS Prof George Magoha announce the 2019 KCPE results on Monday, November 18, 2019