President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured all candidates that forth coming national examinations will be fair and more secure than ever before. The President said the government was committed to promoting the quality and integrity in the country’s education system.
He encouraged this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education candidates to do adequate preparations.
“I wish to assure you that this year’s examinations will be, even more fair and secure than ever before,” said the President during the 2018 Kenya National Music Festivals finalists concert at Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri County on Friday.
The President said the grades each candidate gets will be a true reflection of their performance. “You have nothing to fear if you have prepared adequately,” he added. He said the character of the students is more important than the grades they eventually get in examinations. “You are not a factor of your grades, you are a factor of your character,” said the Head of State.
To promote music, the President announced plans to allow tax-free importation of musical equipment to ensure most learning institutions easily acquire them. He said the high cost of the instruments was a major hindrance for schools to teach music.