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Boy locked out of KCPE exams over KES 280 debt

06 November 2014, 10:49

Homa Bay - Erick Otieno Asila is a sad boy after he missed sitting for several papers in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams that kicked off on Tuesday.

The Class Eight pupil at Got Kokech Primary School in Homabay County is said to have been barred from sitting for the exams after he failed to pay KES 280 that was meant to buy food for invigilators.

He was barred from entering the examination room by a teacher who said he had been given the orders by the school’s head teacher, Charles Nyamwaya, The Standard reported.

Also read: Equity rewards KCPE needy students

On Wednesday, Asila was allowed to enter the examination room and sat for Kiswahili paper when journalists accompanied him to school to investigate the allegations.

He missed two papers when the exams started on Tuesday and one paper on Wednesday morning.

Her mother, Roda Asila has so far appealed to the government to intervene.

 - For more visit The Standard

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