At the age of 33 and a father of one, kibet Maritim made a bold decision to return to the classroom, demonstrating that it’s never too late to pursue one’s dreams.
Maritim, a Form Four graduate who had taken the KCSE exam over a decade ago, felt dissatisfied with the D+ grade he had received.
Undeterred by the passing of time and life’s challenges, he embarked on a courageous journey to revive his educational ambitions.
With the ambition of becoming a lawyer, he re-enrolled in primary school and took the Class Eight exam (KCPE) in 2023, scoring 350 marks.
Maritim’s educational journey began in 2005 when he completed his KCPE exam at Merigi Primary School in the Bomet East constituency, scoring 278 marks.
However, financial constraints forced him to leave Olbutyo Secondary School in Form Two.
Undeterred, he joined Kyogong High School and eventually obtained a D+ in the KCSE exam in 2009.
“I was studying on my own at home for over a year when I sought a chance at Kyogong High School as a third-year student in the second term. I took the entrance exam and passed. I worked harder as a student. But I could only get a D+ in the KCSE exams,” Mr. Maritim told Taifa Leo Digital.
Unsatisfied with the results, his dream was momentarily deferred.
Maritim turned to the business of selling chickens and eggs by the roadside in Bomet.
He sells an average of five chickens a day, but sometimes he goes home empty-handed without making any sales.
For 13 years, he faced the challenges of this uncertain business.
But despite these hardships, the strong desire to revive his educational aspirations persisted, and now there is hope of achieving them.