President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that Government will ensure all pupils sitting this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam will join secondary school.
Speaking on Monday while commissioning of the new modernised KCC Sotik Milk Plant in Bomet County, Kenyatta called on parents not to exert too much pressure on children when it comes to grades saying they can only help them through encouragement and prayers.
“Let a child, no matter how bright, work according to their strengths and talents from God. Those who will go to University will proceed there, those who won’t make it, we will ensure they end up in Technical colleges and they can be the best farmers, drivers, singers, technicians,” Uhuru said
The President retareted that the country needs a technical labour force from those who graduate from the technical and vocational colleges.
At least 1,000,759 KCPE and 664,586 KCSE candidates are expected to write their exams.
A total of 664,586 candidates on Monday morning began their practicals.