A learner who did exemplary well in the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) has opted to resit his standard eight classes due to a lack of fees.
Robinson Masinde garnered 405 marks and secured a slot at Kabianga Boys High School regarded as a national school and which is situated outskirts of Kericho town
Masinde,sat for KCPE at Mupeli Primary School, Bungoma county, had a dream to undertake a medicine programme with a major in surgery immediately after his secondary education.
However, as his peers reported to the respective institutions in which they secured form one slots, Masinde resorted to returning to his primary school, perhaps to post more remarkable results that would catch the attention of well-wishers.
The youngster was uncontrollably in tears as he narrated his parents’ inability to raise the requisite monies for admission.
Tuesday, February 7, was his second day in the aforementioned primary school.
“I have not yet reported to Kabianga High School because my parents are not able. My mother is a housewife and my dad boda boda rider. I have decided to repeat and do better than that. I would like to be a neuro-surgeon,” he told journalists
Masinde’s mother revealed to she sired him with another man before getting married to her current husband.
Everlyne Makandayi could also not hold back her frustrations as she narrated her son’s unpleasant decision to resit KCPE examinations later this year despite his outstanding results in the last year’s examinations
Makandayi said her efforts to court support from well-wishers bore no fruits.
“My son passed with 405 marks. I have tried all the available scholarships but all have been in vain. I came here while pregnant with him. My husband is not his real father. I have challenges raising fees for him. I don’t have anyone to help me,” she said.