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Homa Bay: KCSE student becomes blind before sitting for CRE paper

A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) student in Ndhiwa sub-county, Homa Bay County became blind on Monday,April 12 while continuing with exams.

The Wayaga mixed Secondary School candidate has since been assisted writing her examinations after doctors at Ndhiwa sub-county hospital confirmed that she could not see again.

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Fredrick Kiiru, Homa Bay County education director confirmed the incident revealing that the student lost sight a few minutes before commencing CRE paper.

“She complained that the condition worsened moments before the exams started,” Kiiru said.

Kiiru said that they had to communicate with KNEC to allow her to proceed with the remaining papers because her case was an emergency.

“We had to furnish KNEC with letters from the hospital and the school headteacher to seek directions to ensure she does not miss the remaining papers. The student is stable enough to tackle the examination papers apart from losing her eyesight,” the standard quoted Kiiru.

The student was allowed to continue with her examinations but also under strick supervision.

“Strict supervision must be done for the student and her assistant to enhance credible results in accordance with the regulation of the KNEC,” Kiiru said.

According to reports, the student started complaining of eye problems over the weekend while revising for the next paper with her classmates.

The student was then rushed to Hospital but unfortunately the doctors were unable to restore her sight.

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The KCSE examination will be ending on April 21.

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