Shock As KCSE Candidate Goes Blind Before Her CRE Paper

Students and teachers at a secondary school in Ndhiwa sub-county were today left in shock after one of the KCSE candidates lost her vision before her exams. The unfortunate student was assisted to sit for her CRE Paper on Monday.

The candidate, at Wayaga Mixed Secondary School, is now set to receive assistance to write  her remaining exams after doctors confirmed that she could not see. According to her classmates, the candidate was revising for papers on Sunday evening when she suddenly lost her vision.

It is reported that she first complained of not seeing clearly what was in front of her. Homa Bay County Education Director Fredrick Kiiru said the candidate reported to the exam hall on Monday but could not see anything.

“She complained that the condition worsened moments before the exams started,” the education officer said. School officials took the candidate to hospital for checkup where doctors confirmed that her vision was truly impaired. 

Mr Kiiru said his office had to communicate with the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) for advise. A letter from the school and a medical report from the doctor was sent to KNEC which advised that the student should continue with her exams.

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