Doris Kemunto Mugire scored a B+ in KCSE 2019 and was hoping to pursue a degree in medicine in University.
However, she was disappointed when the government enrolled her in a TVET institution to pursue a diploma in pharmaceutical technology.
“She cried for three days. She was not eating in this house. When this matter appeared in the newspaper, I showed her and told her she was not the only candidate affected. That’s when she calmed down. She used to ask me why she even went to school,” Doris’s mother said while speaking to a local station.
According to the mother, the 2019 KCSE candidate kept saying,”Sioni life, nisiposaidiwa, sioni life,”
The government has been trying to attract more students to join technical institutions because of the high rates of unemployment.
More than 2000 top KCSE performers in last year’s examinations are set to join TVET institutions once the institutions open in September.
Doris Kemunto Mugire is one of the top 100 performers in 2019 KCSE exams who is set to join Kisii polytechnic for a diploma in pharmaceutical technology.
The former candidate got B- in English, B+ in Kiswahili, A- in Mathematics, B+ in Biology, B- in Physics, B+ in Chemistry, B in CRE and A- in Home Science.
“I believe a diploma won’t be enough to help me, my parents and my younger sisters in future. I’ve always been passionate about getting a degree. My father has always struggled to ensure I finish school,” Doris said.
“My dream is to become a doctor, I believe if I can be helped I will make it,” said Doris.
According to Doris’s father, she had worked hard to pass Biology and was the only one who had gotten a B+ in the subject in the school.
The top KCSE performers in 2019 examinations enrolled in TVETs and vocational institutions feel short-changed for not being enrolled in institutions they have been dreaming of.
This is despite having passed with flying colours.