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8 inmates are among candidates sitting for KCPE exams

Two girls in Narok County are sitting for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams on the hospital beds after they delivered during the exam season.

Narok County Commissioner Isaac Masinde said one of the girls is doing her KCPE at the Narok County Referral hospital while another is at the Trans Mara sub county hospital.

Commissioner Masinde said the duo delivered on the eve of sitting for their exams and forced to remain in hospital as the medics monitor their health and that of the newborns.

“We have ensured that everybody who registered for the exam is sitting for the exams as expected no matter the condition. Those in the hospital are doing well,” he said.

At the same time, commissioner Masinde said a total of 248 candidates will be sitting for the examination while pregnant in the county with 140 being in primary and 108 in secondary.

A total of 33, 970 candidates are sitting for this year’s KCPE exam in 772 centers across the county, he added.

Meanwhile, eight inmates at the Narok GK prison are among class eight candidates sitting for this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.

The prison in charge Benson Lomeri said the eight male inmates were serving long jail terms but had been encouraged to read and register for the national examination.

He reiterated that they expect good results from the inmates as they have been spending a lot of time revising with the help of the officers.

“We encourage them to pursue education even when in prison to better their lives. Some came here when they had dropped school but now, they have got a chance to read and sit for the KCPE exam,” he said.

By Ann Salaton

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