KCPE star inmate calls for education of girl child
[line style=’solid’ top=’10’ bottom=’10’ width=’100%’ height=’1′ color=”][quote style=’1′ cite=”]”I have been to school before and I dropped out in Form 3, so, I can attribute my performance to the general knowledge, ” said Ekiru[/quote]BY ROBERT KARIUKI
LODWAR, TURKANA CENTRAL
An inmate at Lodwar GK prison, who emerged as the star performer in the last Kenya Certificate of Primary Education(KCPE) examinations, has called for education of the girl child. Mcyoghurn Ekiru Eregai, is currently serving his sentence at the Lodwar GK prison for theft.
The Form 3 drop-out was locked up after he was found in possession of stolen goods. Before being jailed, Ekiru had dropped out of Lodwar High School in 2009 after impregnating a student of Our Lady’s secondary school Kakuma.
Ekiru sat for his first KCPE exam in 2006 at Napuu primary school and passed with 383 marks. The performance saw him join Lodwar high school, a provincial school in 2007, but he was later expelled.
After a four-year break from education, Ekiru decided to study again and registered last year as a candidate at the Lodwar GK prison. Ekiru performed well scoring 345 marks. He scored an impressive 82 in English. He attributes his performance to frequent revision of past test papers.
However, he says lack of revision textbooks in the library is becoming a concern. “I have been to school before and I dropped out in Form 3, so, I can attribute my performance to the general knowledge, ” said Ekiru.