Armless pupil who writes with mouth gets 311 marks in KCPE

Armless pupil who writes with mouth gets 311 marks in KCPE

- Daniel Omar Hassan, an armless student who writes with this mouth, has scored a record high mark of 311 in KCPE

- The student lost his arms in South Sudan in 2016 when a plane dropped a bomb that killed many

- According to the survivor-student, he could have scored higher if he had answered more questions

The story of Daniel Omar Hassan is a perfect example that no challenge could stop one’s success when there is a strong commitment.

Though armless, Hassan got an all-high exam score of 311 in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), saying he would have even had higher mark if he attempted more questions.

SDE reports that the armless student writes with his mouth. He said that sometimes he gets really tired from writing continuously with his mouth to finish within a given time.

“I get tired when l write continuously using my mouth. And here were exams that l was supposed to complete within a strict given time. So, I didn’t manage to complete all the exams,” he said.

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He was born to a Kenyan mother and a Sundanese father in 2001 in a South Sundanese village, a place that is very much known for perennial war.

Hassan lost his hands when he was 10 when a plane dropped a bomb which claimed many lives. The survivor cannot tell where his parents presently are.

He has been under the guardianship of his uncle, Chrispinus Adams Okumu, who brought him to Kenya in November 2016 after the incident.

Just when his uncle was going to homeschool him because he could not get him normal admission, Star Sheikh Academy accepted him.

For long, Hassan did not find learning easy as he had to seat all through classes without taking notes. His learning became participatory when he started writing with his mouth.

“I realised I was not helping myself just looking at other students take notes... It’s then that l started learning to write using the mouth,” he said.

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He was one of the students who sat the KCPE exam, where the first pupil scored 419.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Alexandra Adams, a 25-year-old medical student in her fourth year, is about to become the first deafblind medical doctor.

Alexandra was registered blind as she employs the use of cane and ear aid to cope with walking and hearing.

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