The President said the government was committed to ensuring quality and integrity in the country’s education system
President Kenyatta also announced that a request by the Kenya National Music Festival Executive Committee for a budgetary allocation will be considered
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday assured all candidates that the coming national examinations will be fair and more secure than ever before.
The President said the government was committed to ensuring quality and integrity in the country’s education system.
He told those sitting for both the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations this year that they have nothing to fear but should prepare adequately.
“I wish to assure you that this year’s examinations will be, even more fair and secure than ever before,” said President Kenyatta.
The Head of State spoke when he hosted the finalists of the 2018 Kenya National Music Festivals to a colourful winners’ concert at Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri County.
The President said the grades each candidate will get will be the sole product of their hard work and a reflection of their true level of preparedness and performance.
“They have nothing to fear from examinations if they have been diligent and prepared adequately,” the Head of State added.
President Kenyatta observed that 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 President Kenyatta.
The President at the same time announced plans to allow tax-free importation of music equipment to ensure that institutions of learning can easily acquire them to promote music in schools.
The Head of State noted that the high cost of the musical instruments was a major hindrance for schools to teach music in their institutions.
President Kenyatta also announced that a request by the Kenya National Music Festival Executive Committee for a budgetary allocation, divorced from the Ministry of Education, will be considered.
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