Why top Trans Nzoia KCPE candidate might not join form one

2019 KCPE top perfomer in Trans Nzoia County Frida Wafula (center) is flanked by her father Winston Wafula (left) and the headtacher of Line Member School Patrick Wekulo during the interview. Photo/Aspect News

The academic dream of a Girl who was the top KCPE performer in Trans Nzoia county is hanging in the balance owing to an inability by her parents to raise the required school fees to join Kenya High School.

Frida Wafula Nakhanu who studied at Line Member School scored 434 marks to  lead the pack the in the results but her dream to join the school might be curtailed by the financial constraint.

“I am very worried because I do not know if I will be able to proceed to my school of choice since my parents are not able to raise the required school fees. I wish that I get a helping hand,” said Frida.

She has always wished to join the Kenya High School to nurture her dream of becoming a Neuro Surgeon in future.

The father, Winston Wafula, said all has not been well since losing his job at the Nzoia Sugar Company in Bungoma county. Her daughter’s brightness has seen her get financial aid at the primary level.

“She was able to sail through easily courtesy of her excellence performance which made the school to enroll her on a scholarship programme. The journey ahead is now tough,” said Mr. Wafula.

The school’s head teacher Patrick Wekulo said the girl who joined the institution at class five has been supported in meeting her school fees owing to her exemplary performance.

” The girl was well disciplined and dedicated in her studies that’s why the school decided to support her nurture her academic dream,” said Mr Wekulo.

The school which had a mean score of 374 marks in the examination had 11 out of of its 36 candidates who scored above 400 join the major national schools.