In Summary
  • Deborah scored 384 marks while Bridgid scored 380 marks in the 2013 KCPE exam.
  • They have failed to report to the schools they were admitted to even as the deadline for reporting expired.
  • Deborah who hails from South Sudan was required to pay Sh80,985 to join Nakuru Girls High School while Bridgid could not raise Sh73,990 required by Butere Girls High School.
  • Contacted Tuesday, the administration at Butere Girls High School declined to comment on the matter.

Two girls from Nakuru have lost hope joining high school as they have been unable to raise the required fees.

The two Deborah Malual Apadiet, and Bridgid Wanjiru who scored 384 marks and 380 marks respectively in the 2013 KCPE exam have failed to report to the schools they were admitted to even as the deadline for reporting expired.

Deborah, 16 and her 14-year-old classmate Bridgid may have their dreams of pursuing further education shattered after their parents failed to raise the required fees.

Both did their KCPE exam at Nakuru’s St John’s Primary School.

Deborah who hails from South Sudan was required to pay Sh80,985 to join Nakuru Girls High School while Bridgid could not raise Sh73,990 required by Butere Girls High School.

Both institutions are national schools and all form one students were supposed to report a week ago on Thursday February 6, 2014.

According to the head teacher of St John’s Primary School, a public institution, Ms Benta Opiyo, the two girls who she described as extraordinarily bright are from very poor families and cannot afford to pay the fees required of them.

Deborah, whose dream is to become a medical doctor, lives in Nakuru with her aunt.

She said her father was killed in the early 1990’s while her mother is currently holed up in South Sudan amid the on-going internal conflict that has adversely affected normal lives.

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