A University graduate who sat for the 2015 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Examination scored a mean grade of D+ (plus).
Geoffrey Ngania - a Philosophy, Language and Religious graduate from Moi University - had taken a second shot at the exams and failed compared to the first time in 1989 when he scored a C+ (plus).
The 46-year-old, however, stated he was happy with his performance, considering the various commitments he had to put up with while studying.
“I am so elated, I did well considering that I started studying in March last year after registration. I did nine subjects. I had to juggle between work and family. I took a month long leave to prepare for the exams in the final month,” the father of three told The Standard.
According to Ngania, he decided to retake the exams 26 years later, to encourage school dropouts from his Sabaot Community to sit for the examination.
With the D+, he emerged as one of the best students in a class of 67 private candidates, evaluated at Eldoret Central Primary School.
The 2015 KCSE examination undertaken by 525,802 candidates, was released on Thursday by Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang'i.