Governance

Starving Students Receive KCPE Papers with Helicopters

Pupils in a remote village school were shocked to see a helicopter for the first time when it delivered national examination papers to their school.

The pupils, most of them without clothes, leave alone school uniform, were shocked to see the helicopter for the first time in the lives, although they have also never seen cars as there are no roads where they live. They hoped that the government would bring them food as some had not eaten for some days, but they were still expected to do their exams and compete with their colleagues nationally. They decried the poor state of the tree under which they hold their classes, and some expressed fears that they may not sit for their exams due to lack of pens.

The government insisted that all students will receive exam papers on time.