A 31-year-old woman has stunned many after scoring 402 marks in the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) national exams despite being behind bars.
Amelia Jacobeth Liabule has been behind bars for a year and facing a murder charge.
Speaking on Tuesday, March 29, she noted that life after being locked up is not easy, however, noting that she did not let the sudden turn of events make her give up on life.
“The fact that one is behind bars does not mean your brain is behind bars. All one needs to do is to stay focused and go for the available opportunities to leave a mark on those around you,” Liabule said.
“Being behind bars is not the end of the world. All that one needs is to be disciplined and remain focused in life. I decided to spend part of my time studying. I made a decision to prepare for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exam and I’m happy to have scored good marks.”
Liabule said after being thrown behind bars, she decided to focus on positive things and as such, she used her free time to study and prepare for the KCPE exams.
She attributed her success in the exams to determination and hard work.
“The library at the prison has very few books and our teacher has been sparing time to ensure that we were focused and worked hard during our preparations for the exam,” Liabule said.
The officer in charge of the prison, Doreen Anabaka congratulated Liabule and other candidates for pulling a stellar performance despite the challenges they faced while preparing for the exams.
“They have given us a sterling performance despite the many challenges they have been going through while preparing for the exam,” Anabaka said.
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