Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday visited Moi Girls High School in Nairobi to inspect the progress of the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.
Mr Ruto who was flanked by Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed, Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang and Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) chairman Prof George Magoha toured the institution shortly before the students sat for their Chemistry Paper Two.
Addressing the students, Mr Ruto said that the Government would deliver credible examinations.
The Deputy President said Government was keen in ensuring examinations were credible so as to develop the right technical expertise to drive the country’s economy.
He said all students sitting this year’s KCSE would be admitted to universities, technical institutes among other institutions of learning.
“We have a place for each one of you next year in our institutions of higher learning. We have made it possible for each one of you to pursue your careers and go after your talents in all areas. That’s why we are committed to quality and affordable education,” said Mr Ruto.
“I want you to be relaxed and comfortable while doing your examinations then next year you will move to the next level. We have come here to stand by you and the school,” added Mr Ruto.
He praised Ministry of Education and KNEC management for working round the clock to ensure credible examinations.
“As parents we are confident that these examinations are of integrity. You will make us proud as parents when you excell,” Mr Ruto told the students.
Ms Mohammed said she was confident that her team would deliver credible examinations.
Meanwhile, Mr Ruto has asked MPs to lead the way in mobilizing for funds towards Bible Translation Initiative.
Mr Ruto urged MPs to be key players in ensuring all communities in the country get version of translated Bibles into their local dialects so that the people.
Speaking at a Nairobi hotel, during a breakfast meeting hosted by the Committee of the Bible translation work in the country, the Deputy President said only 21 communities in the country have Bibles that have been translated into their local languages.
“As MPs, I ask you to take the lead in this process. We have many communities with no word of God in their language,” said Mr Ruto.
“In my tours across the country, I have realized some of the challenges that the people have is not political but spiritual. That’s why we should ensure the process of translating bible into local dialects succeeds,” added Mr Ruto.
Mr Ruto also asked the private sector to take an active role in mobilizing funds for the project.
More than 30 MPs drawn from the Senate and National Assembly attended the function.
Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka and Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen were also present.
Safaricom Chief Special Projects Officer Joseph Ogutu, who is also the chairman of the National Steering Committee on Bible Translation, was also present.
The legislators said they would mobilize their colleagues to participate in the exercise aimed at raising Sh 400 million.
Mr Ogutu said the money that is being raised will not be for administration purposes but will be used for Bible Translation.