Private candidates join students in sitting for KCSE exams

Written By: Lilian Atieno

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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