A total of 200 school dropouts in Baringo County aged between 20 to 65 years are set to sit for this year’s KCSE exams beginning from Monday. Majority of the dropouts, who have already done their rehearsals at AIC Visa Oshwal Primary school in Kabarnet town yesterday are victims of retrogressive cultural practices like early
Majority of the dropouts, who have already done their rehearsals at AIC Visa Oshwal Primary school in Kabarnet town yesterday are victims of retrogressive cultural practices like early marriages, Female Genital Mutilation and cattle rustling common in parts of Baringo south, Tiaty and Baringo North Sub-Counties.
The others category of the dropouts preparing to sit for the KCSE exams include prisoners and youth and elderly from needy families who were subjected to discontinue their learning immediately after standard eight while some dropped in secondary school before reaching form four due to lack of school fees.
Out of the 200 school dropouts who include privately sponsored groups, a special school in Mogotio town called BEFA managed to produce 66 candidates alone, said the school’s director Francis Cheptile.
A 35-year old mother of three Ann Toroitich from BEFA School lauded Education CS Dr Fred Matiangi for putting up measures aimed at controlling exam cheating saying the move will put all candidates on an equal platform.