Homabay Boy Misses KCPE for Not Paying Ksh 280 “Feeding Fee”

Erick Asila

The Headmaster of Got Kokech Primary School in Homa Bay County (Charles Nyamwaya) is a heartless man. The school head has reportedly sent away a young boy because he is not able to afford Ksh 280 fee to feed invigilators supervising the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education ( KCPE) exams in the school.

Now the headmaster has forced the candidate to miss several papers because he was not able to deliver the fee in time. Erick Otieno Asila missed two papers on Tuesday and another on Wednesday after he was sent home by the head teacher. The head teacher ordered a Mr Douglas Owino who is a teacher at the same school to order the child out of the school for not being able to bring the fee in time.

According to The Standard, Erick is quoted as saying,

I requested the head teacher to give me an opportunity to sit the examination because I did not have the feeding fee of Sh280. I thought he would forgive me. I almost fainted when he told me that my name had already been deregistered from the National Examination Council data bank

The boy went back to school Wednesday morning with his mother but the head teacher refused to give in. The boy was later only allowed to enter the examination room when journalists accompanied him to school to investigate the allegations.

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