Relief to 2023 KCPE candidate after the Kenya National Examination Council [KCPE] revised her marks from 358 to 409 READ MORE..
It was a relief for a 2023 KCPE candidate from Shinyalu constituency, Kakamega county after the Kenya National Examination Council [KCPE] revised her marks from 358 to 409.
Prudence Shalimba, 13, from Ileho Village, was shocked when she received her KCPE results last week.
Prudence, a former student of Mukango Hope Academy was index one and had been expecting a good score but this was not the case when the results were released last week by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu.
“I was happy that the results were out, however, the happiness was short-lived when my father told me that I had scored 358 marks, I was so devastated because those were not my true marks,” she said.
“My parents talked to me and told me they would seek redress which they did and on Sunday while I was in church, my mother came to where I was sitting and showed me the new results I had now scored 409 which made me top in my class from position three,” she added.
The teenager said she was relieved after refusing to eat for two days as her parents sought a review of the score.
“I have never scored below 80 in Kiswahili and 400 marks overall and definitely I knew there was a problem, and the second results were my real grades. I hope to join Kenya High and become a surgeon in the future,” said Prudence.