Girl misses form one admission despite good marks

A-16- year old girl from Baringo County is seeking help to secure a form one admission after she missed out on the selection despite having performed well in 2015 KCPE results.

Judith Kipchumba was at Kapkokwon primary school and scored 286 marks out of a possible 500 marks making it to top five positions in her class of 44 pupils.

But as fate would have it the girl that has gone through hardships to perform in unfavourable conditions has been making trips to the Sub-county education offices daily to get the elusive admission letter.

“I have been waiting since the form one selection was done in January hoping to get an offer to join a secondary school but up to date I have not received any, yet those who performed below me have been admitted to schools,” said a sobbing Kipchumba.

The girl says she kept hoping that her letter of admission was addressed wrongly and that in a matter of time it would get to her in vain.

“I have lived by hope but once the reporting date for form ones came to a close then it dawned on me that the gods must have conspired to deny me a chance to secondary education,” a distraught kipchumba said.

According to her, life has come to a standstill as the omission had left her stuck not knowing whether to repeat class eight or join village polytechnic like her colleagues who scored 199 marks and below.

Kipchumba alleges lack of support from her father whom she accuses of being a drunkard leaving the heavy burden of education and upkeep to her mother who does menial jobs to foot the bills.

Confirming the state of affairs Kapkokwon Primary school head teacher Mr William Komen said the girl sat the exams in his school and scored 286 marks but she had not received the letter of admission.

Reached for comment, the Sub-county Education officer Mr James Chumo said the parents should take over and seek for a school admission.

Source: News Agency