× Digital News Videos Health & Science Opinion Education Columnists Lifestyle Cartoons Moi Cabinets Kibaki Cabinets Arts & Culture Gender Podcasts E-Paper Tributes Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Girl to resit KCPE for a third time for lack of fees

By Lydiah Nyawira | February 9th 2015
Regina Wairimu prepares a meal at their Kangaita home in Tetu, Nyeri County. Photo: Mose Sammy/Standard

Entering Form One is proving elusive for one poor girl in Nyeri.

15-year-old Regina Wairimu is likely to repeat Standard Eight for the third time this year despite scoring quite well in Kenya Certificate for Primary Education (KCPE) exams last year if she does not get financial help. She got 324 marks out 500.

In 2013, Wairimu (above), a pupil at Kangaita primary school scored 296 marks in the exams.

She got admission to Dr Kamundia High School, Nyeri but her mother, Leah Wangari, was unable to raise her school fees and she was forced to repeat at the same school. This time she has been offered admission at Mahiga Girls High school and apparently the mother won't afford the fees, again.

"The letter said I would require Sh40,828 for the whole year and I approached my mother but unfortunately she said she cannot raise the fees,"Wairimu noted.

She is now appealing to well wishers for help.

Share this story
Multi-million fully equipped resort unveiled in Mandera
About a year ago, finding accommodation and conference facilities in Mandera town was next to impossible.
Opening Ceremony: Kenya takes her pride of place as 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games begin
Team Kenya Paralympics strolled majestically into the Tokyo Olympic Stadium led by captain Rodgers Kiprop and Powerlifter Hellen Wawira for the Openin