As over one million candidates sit for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination (KCPE), Chesumei MP Wilson Kogo has expressed confidence that the learners will triumph despite the interruption of learning by Covid-19 pandemic.
Kogo urged candidates to remain optimistic and write their examinations in confidence saying they were destined to pass.
Speaking to Northrift Mirror, Kogo who is a member of the National Assembly education committee, also asked parents to motivate their children saying all their candidates will transition to the secondary school level.
“Quite a number of children especially the girls were affected had a very big challenge including teenage pregnancies, but I want to encourage the parents and the children that all is not lost. They should still have the confidence to do the examination,” said Kogo.
High cases of teenage pregnancies were reported in the country since schools were closed for a year since March last year. In Nandi county, over 7,000 girls were reported to have become pregnant during the period.
He said that the government through National Government Constituency Development Funds (NG-CDF) has set aside bursary that will take care of the students’ fees noting that parents should not be worried about the future of their children.
“I call upon the parents not to lose hope, support your children despite the circumstances they may be in,” he said.
He also urged parents to be keen now that the schools are closed to be in charge of their children and guide them in a good way.