The anxiety caused by Education officials when they trooped to schools at the beginning of the KCPE exam was frowned upon, with many saying, the visitors, in some instances President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto, put pressure on the already-anxious children.
But that was little pressure, compared to what Monday presented to the candidates.
Before, the students enjoyed taking photos with Education CS Amina Mohamed, who alwas donned the cap branded #KCSE2018.
However, on Monday, the pupils’ feelings could be described as anything but excitement.
The moment of reckoning had come. For some, it was great news.
For some, this was a time to be carried shoulder-high, as the marks scored earned them a little luxury they had not received in a while.
For others, no carrying would beat the look on their face, nothing but pride, in a job well done.
Selection of Form One students to start
In Kenya National Examinations Council chairman George Magoha’s words, the teachers and pupils did a commendable job and “delivered under immense pressure”.
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