Kids are cheering and mugging for news cameras and I’m thinking:
(i) Why aren’t these kids in class? These are not their results (these are of students now out of school)
(ii) What really goes on at Kisii schools each November?
(iii) Will the same student ever top standard 8, and then do it again in form IV exams?
(iv) Private secondary schools don’t shine as much as they do in primary exams (or maybe they teach British, IB or other education systems)
(v) When did physics become an optional, not compulsory subject? Only 60,000 of the 220,000 sat for a physics exam
(vi) One day, maybe in 2008, the Ministry will have a website where students will get their complete results, by entering in their index number and a PIN. That way, anxious parents and kids wont have to spend a fortune making frantic phone calls to schools for results.