Woman Unable to Pay Son's School Fees Cries as Child Does Small Job, Yet to Get Certificate

Woman Unable to Pay Son's School Fees Cries as Child Does Small Job, Yet to Get Certificate

  • A woman whose son sat for the national secondary exams in 2022 is in tears after being unable to clear his high school fee balance
  • She broke down, narrating how she cannot raise KSh 33,000 (N372,120.60) to get the son's certificate as she only does manual jobs to put food on the table
  • She added that her son has now resorted to pushing carts and selling shoes despite having a university calling letter

A Kenyan woman has broken down because she is unable to raise her son's remaining high school fees so she can get his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) result slip.

A mum broke down seeing her son pushing mkokoteni and is unabe to clear his high school fees.
A woman narrated how she was unable to raise her son's fees despite clearing high school two years ago. Photo: K24 TV.
Source: UGC

The woman shared that her son sat for his national exams in 2022 and has since been pushing carts (mkokoteni) to earn a living.

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Woman weeps for son's future

She added that she is doing manual jobs to put food on the table, and it is hard to raise the KSh 33,000 balance to get her son's certificate.

"I have a son who did his exams in 2022. He got a B+ grade, and since then, my son has been pushing mkokoteni, or selling shoes in town for him to eat. He was called to Murang'a University and I have been unable to help him join. He did his exams at Butula Boys in 2022, in Busia County. He has a KSh 33,000 fee balance, I have not cleared and I have no way out. I had a hotel, but it was demolished, and now I only farm and wash people's clothes to eat," she said.

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Here are some of the comments from social media users:

@246_36_254 said:

"This is the problem with the education system. Students cannot transform learning into practical use. I hope the young man raises enough capital to transform the mkokoteni market. Large opportunity."

@Kevdisn said:

"What has become of Kenya, may God's wisdom strike this administration."

@Brian_M_Kamau said:

"We have @charlruto donating shoes yet when it comes to her father making it difficult for learners to go to school, she draws the line."

@jps_wafula said:

"By the time Ruto concludes his term in office, even the middle class will not afford to sustain their kids in the university. It will be a preserve of the super-rich, lazy kids."

Photographer gave lady school fees

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Austin, a professional street photographer who touched lives with his acute lens, met a lady on campus.

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He (@austinebbs) took her photo unaware of it before approaching her and making small talk about her life and aspirations.

Source: TUKO.co.ke

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