Candidates in the upcoming national exams from selected arid and semi-arid counties will get free meals during the examinations period.
Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot, Turkana, Samburu and Laikipia are the counties that will benefit from this initiative until the end of the exams period.
This was said by Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Maalim Mohamed, adding that this is one of the measure undertake by the government to ensure that the examinations in these areas are conducted without any hurdles.
This he said would make candidates comfortable during the examination period. He was speaking to the media after meeting with region security heads to deliberate on exam preparedness.
“The county commissioners and county steering group will make sure that enough food is prepared for those students until they finish their exams,” Maalim said.
Touching on security, he said, the region is experiencing relative calm compared to the previous year and security has been beefed up.
Mohamed said only about three schools will be merged in Baringo County as a result of the schools By the end of January next year, all the schools which had been closed will be reopened, being vandalized by bandits.
Further he said by the end of January next year, all the schools which had been closed due to banditry attacked will be reopened,
He added that they are collaborating with our county commissioners, governors, MPs, MCAs and the ministry of education to make sure that during the long holiday, these classes are rebuilt.
Vehicles transporting the examination materials, he said, has been well-catered for adding that the chief’s motorcycles will also be used to access other areas.
In addition, a helicopter will also be available in case of any emergencies that need instant intervention.