The Star (Nairobi)

21 February 2013

Kenya: Student May Miss Form One

A KCPE student from Teso South District may not join form one for lack of school fees.

Givinalis Isoka, 15, who scored 360 marks at Apokor Primary School has been admitted to Kolanya Boys High Scool.

Isoka said the Sh24,000 fees annually is too much for her poor family.

He said other students reported to their new schools on February 18 but he was still at home.

"My father is a peasant farmer, while my mother is a housewife," he said. "I appeal to well-wishers to come to my aid."

Isoka said he tried a scholarship with Equity Bank but without success, thus his passionate appeal for help.

" I may opt to sell one of my kidneys to help me raise the fees if all avenues will fail to materialize," he said.

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