Jerry Orido, the best-performing candidate in the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams from St Mercy Primary in Kokuro area, Awendo, Migori County, has made the difficult decision to enroll in Grade 6 instead of proceeding to high school.
Orido, who scored an impressive 374 marks, expressed that financial constraints are hindering him from joining Kanga High School, the path his academic excellence should have naturally led him.
The dedicated student made the heart-wrenching choice after realizing that his parents were unable to afford his secondary school fees.
Despite triumphing over his peers in the national exams, Orido finds himself unable to continue his education due to economic challenges. His classmates are progressing to high school, while he retraces his steps back to primary school.
Orido remains hopeful that a Good Samaritan will come to his aid and sponsor his secondary school education.