A well-performing student at the recently concluded 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education Examination (KCPE) is reeling from the pain of losing his admission to a national school in circumstances involving suspected forgery.
David Shimonyo was denied admission to Kakamega High School on Thursday, August 5, where he had been posted after scoring 382 marks.
Odiliya Luyayi, the student’s mother, mother of was left in dismay after the letter the family reportedly downloaded from the Ministry of Education website was rejected.
Shimonyo was instead relegated to Chebuyusi Secondary School, an extra-county tier school in Kakamega.
The mother was instead reportedly coerced to admit that the letter of admission she carried to the school was procure through forgery .
Luyayi recounted to K24 Digital that her efforts to reach the school principal Gerald Oyino were futile as he was unreachable.
Kakamega School later told the press that the legitimacy of Shimonyo’s admission letter was questionable although no evidence was availed. The administration is in the process of determining the truth, hopefully to the student’s advantage.
The principal asserted that Form One selection in the school was strictly conducted through academic merit and guidelines from the Ministry of Education. Students who picked the school as their first choice and had high KCPE marks were given priority.