Education CS confirms KCSE exams will go on despite public holiday

In a recent announcement, the Education Cabinet Secretary, Ezekiel Machogu, has confirmed that the ongoing KCSE exams will proceed as planned on Monday, despite the day being declared a public holiday.

CS Machogu emphasized the importance of all members of the Multi-Agency Examinations Administration Group reporting to duty on time to ensure that all the activities of the day are executed as scheduled.

The decision to maintain the exam schedule comes after a declaration by the Ministry of Interior and National Administration that Monday, November 13, 2023, will be a public holiday to enable the public to participate in a nationwide tree-planting initiative.

Interior CS Prof Kithure Kindiki stated in a gazette notice dated November 6 that President William Ruto will lead the tree-growing exercise as part of the government’s plan to plant 10 billion trees by 2032. The tree planting activities will also be conducted across all 47 counties and will be presided over by Cabinet Secretaries and Governors.

The announcement of the public holiday was made following a decision by the Cabinet to address climate change during a sitting in Mombasa on Friday, November 3, 2023.

Despite the holiday, all KCSE exam candidates and stakeholders are advised to adhere to the original exam schedule set for November 13.

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