I’d like to start with a word of encouragement for all our candidates about to sit exams.
Revision can seem dreary; the exams daunting; and I know that you hope to make your parents and teachers proud. Don’t let any of that discourage you. Pray and prepare, and your ability will carry you through.
This year’s class is especially lucky, because you will be the first to enter secondary school under my Government’s free secondary education programme. What will matter is your ability and your diligence, not whether you can pay for a place.
I wish all of you success in the examinations. Be assured that your parents, teachers and I are proud of you.
Best wishes and God bless.
Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H.,
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA
30th October, 2017