A former student of Pangani Girls High School, who excelled in the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations, is expressing her frustration after being awarded a diploma course in Nutrition at a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution.
Despite achieving an impressive grade A-, the alumnus had her sights set on pursuing dentistry, only to be left dismayed by the government’s decision.
The young woman, whose identity remains undisclosed, sought a review of her allocated course, hoping for a chance to pursue her dream degree in dentistry at a university.
However, her efforts have yet to yield any positive results, leaving her with a sense of disappointment and resentment towards the Education Cabinet Secretary, Mr Machogu.
In a heartrending interview in Kiambu, the student shared her distressing experience, stating, “My parents can’t afford a parallel program. I was expecting the course of my choice at the university.”
Her aspirations to contribute to the field of dentistry have been put on hold as she grapples with the reality of being unable to pursue her desired academic path.
The case of this high-achieving alumnus raises questions about the process of course allocation and the support provided to academically talented students in the country.
Many are wondering if there is a need for a more comprehensive and transparent system that takes into account students’ individual aspirations and potential.
For now, the future remains uncertain for the promising student, and the hope is that her story will spark a broader conversation about the importance of supporting and nurturing talented young minds across the country.
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