Private candidates join students in sitting for KCSE exams

About 300 people are sitting for this year’s KCSE as private candidates in Kisumu County even though the number was expected to be higher.

The students from across the County were in a jovial mood since the beginning of the exams yesterday as a majority saying it is a dream come true.

At Nyamasaria Primary School, 93 private candidates were expected to sit for this year’s KCSE Examination but only 85 of them turned up.

8 of the candidates did not show up and their whereabouts remain unaccounted for.

Kisumu County registered about 300 private candidates with Kisumu West Sub County registering the highest number at 100.

12 of them are sitting for their examinations at the Kodiaga Prisons in what they see as a second chance for them to improve their education status.

Every year, The Kenya National Examination Council offers willing persons a KCSE Qualifying examination in order to access their ability to sit for KCSE before they are registered as private candidates for the following year.



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