Three Vihiga students write exams in hospital

In Summary

• One is in hospital because of a kidney problem while the other two are pregnancy cases.

• Nyang'au says she is optimistic Vihiga will record zero exam malpractices.

A sign showing exam in progress
NATIONAL EXERCISE: A sign showing exam in progress
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Three students in Vihiga county are sitting the KCSE exam in various hospitals.

Vihiga county director of education Hellen Nyang’au said on Wednesday that the affected candidates are female. She spoke to journalists in Mbale town.

“One of them, a student at Budaywa Secondary School, has a kidney problem,” Nyang’au said. The candidate is admitted at Kakamega County Referral Hospital, she said.     


Nyang'au led a team of education officials that visited the girl on Tuesday.  

She told journalists that the other two were pregnancy cases.   

 “They are being attended to at Bugina and Luanda hospitals from where they are sitting their papers,” Nyang’au said.

On the third day of the KCSE examination, the county education boss expressed satisfaction in the manner in which school principals and education officials in the area are handling the national exercise.   

“We are optimistic Vihiga county will record zero malpractices associated with national examinations,” Nyang’au said.  

Official statistics indicate that 15,317 students in the county are sitting this year’s KCSE exam. Of this number, 8,881 are boys and 8,436 are girls.