Mother-daughter duo from Nandi county were thrown into celebration mode after the release of the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination.
According to a Facebook post by Citizen TV reporter Chemutai Goin, the mother, who had been out of school for years, defied the odds to get a D+ (plus). At the same time, her daughter scored a B+ (plus) to be among the 173,345 candidates who attained the minimum university entry grade of C+.
“Congratulations to Dorcas Kitur from Chepterwai in Nandi County who scored a D+ in the just released KCSE examination while her second born born daughter scored B+,” a statement from Chemutai Goin read.
Kenyans online responded favorably to the news of the mother and her daughter’s performance, praising her for setting an example for her children and returning to school after a long absence.
While announcing the KCSE results, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu said learners who failed to acquire the minimum cut point of joining universities will be placed in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions.
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He said this was in line with the Ministry of Education’s goal of providing fair and balanced access to quality and relevant higher education and training and the government’s policy of 100 percent transition.
The chairman for Education Commitee in the Assembly, Julius Melly, echoed Machogu’s sentiments that all students who sat KCSE should have a place to continue their studies despite their grade.
“Every learner who will get results today, whether D+ or A, that is a Kenyan who has a place in the society,” Melly said.
Melly said it was time the country focused on other areas like TVETs and encouraged those who did not perform well that it is not the end of the road.
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