Confusion in Siaya school as KCPE candidates discover they were not registered
Parents and pupils at Zedekiah Oduma Academy in Bondo, Siaya County were left in shock after it emerged that some Class 8 pupils expecting to sit their KCPE exams this month had not been registered.
According to one of the parents, Mr. Vincent Omenda, he discovered that his son was not registered for the KCPE examination last week on Friday.
This was after his son reported to him that he is required to pay Ksh.2,800 to be registered for his KCPE exams from failure to which he would be locked out of the national examination.
Mr. Omenda lamented that all along the management at the private school was assuring them that their children had been registered for the final examinations until last week when it emerged that his son and two other pupils would miss the exams.
When contacted the management of Zedekiah Oduma Academy, which has 26 pupils in Class Eight, declined to comment on the matter.
Citizen Digital understands that out of the 26, only 18 candidates had been registered for the KCPE exams.
Out of the remaining eight, five were advised to go and register for the examination in other centers while the three who are now stranded, had allegedly been deceived that their cases had already been settled.
Bondo Sub-county Director of Education Elisha Omala confirmed that investigations into the matter are ongoing.
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