September begins the final term for this school year in Kenya. Once this term has begun, there will be many requests for assistance to help a student finish and graduate from High School. There are extra fees during this time and though families are aware of the fees, they have been unable to save up to pay them. The drought in Kenya has forced food and other prices up to never before seen limits. Therefore it is possible even excellent high school senior will be unable to pay their KCSE examination fee.
The KCSE is the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. The examination takes place in November and covers the 12 years of school the student has completed. The scores on this examination determine the student's vocational and educational future. It is given only once during the year and does have fees attached. If the student cannot pay the fees they cannot take the examination and will have to repeat their last year of high school in its entirety to retake the examination the following year.
We have a very small amount of funding for a few examination fees. Your assistance now will be applied to the account of High School seniors for their examination fees. I will post the student stories on Global Giving.
Any amount over the fees will be saved for student fees and uniforms for the 2012 school year.
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