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Jitters as KCPE tests start

A KCPE candidate at Olympic primary school went missing at the start of the examinations on Tuesday morning, days after disclosing to her classmates that she fears she may not pass the exams.

The national examinations started Monday with Nairobi County registering 46,232 candidates, the highest in the country.

But Mercy Ndunge Kathini was not among those sitting for the Mathematics paper on Tuesday morning despite registering for the exams.

Classmates said she had confessed of being scared of the exam because she feared she will fail.

Headteacher  Mrs Ruth Namulundu said she was shocked  in the morning when she found out  the pupil had not reported to school.

“The other students reported the case this very morning and we have not being able to reach her parents,” said the headteacher.

Her class teacher Isaac Barasa said he was not aware the pupil had exam jitters.

The candidates will be tested in seven subjects which are examined in nine papers.

The candidates sit for Mathematics on Tuesday morning, then English language in the mid-morning and English composition in the afternoon.

Wednesday they sit Science in the morning, Kiswahili lugha in the mid morning and Kiswahili insha in the afternoon.

They will then close the exam week with social studies and religious education on Thursday morning.

Olympic primary school has 398 candidates sitting for their Exam.