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Girl grieves missing KCPE results

09 January 2014, 12:27 Mwangi Karanja

Kitale - Education officers in Trans Nzoia County have been slammed for failing to help a pupil who did not receive her KCPE results.

Purity Barongo, a pupil at St. Bakhita Primary school, said that all attempts to obtain her results on mobile have failed since their release by the Education cabinet secretary Jacob Kaimenyi  late last year.

“I don’t understand what happened because I sent my index number to the short code we were given six times but I consistently received the results of a male pupil named Raphael Simiyu,” she said.

She added, “I was hoping to get admission at a national school because I was index one and I worked hard ; now my future is doomed since the form one selection is due next week,” she narrated.

The school Director Elizabeth Buthia alleged that the incident has greatly influenced the health of the pupil as she has refused to eat.

“She has been crying uncontrollably since the results came out,” said Buthia.

She said that the County education officers had promised to follow up on the matter but to date nothing has been forth coming.

“It’s sad that the officials are not concerned with the predicament of the girl, her family and school management. The issue is greatly affecting other pupils who are in standard eight,” Buthia lamented.

The girl’s mother, Violet Ogera, raised concerns that her daughter could miss a chance in form one if education officers do not address the issue before the end of the year.

“After the selection of form one students, I don’t know if she will be able to get a good school. The Kenya National Examination Council should rectify the problem,” said Ogera.  

She urged the ministry of education and KNEC to ensure that the girl gets her results before form one selection commences.

While speaking on Wednesday in kitale, the County director of education, Joseph Wamocho, said they are following up on the matter, and promised to help the girl get her results.

“I have contacted KNEC officials and they promised to rectify the error,” he assured.

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