When COVID-19 struck, the whole world kind of came to a complete standstill. Pupils on their final year with a major exam looming were not spared either.
Most were sent home and had to adapt to new modes of learning. For some, the pandemic was not going to slow them down.
We recently met with two of the top girls that led 1.17 million of their peers in a national exam, Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).
Faith Mumo and Nanzala Wesonga sat with our own Lisa Mugo to tell us more about their journey.
“Of the 1,179,192 pupils who sat the KCPE exam a majority of them; 889,011, scored below 300 out of 500 marks. There were 8,091 candidates who scored over 400 marks with the top candidate attaining 433 marks.” (Citizen TV)