Candidates from Kakuma Refugee Camp top KCPE results in Turkana West - Kenya

Marol, a candidate from Kakuma Refugee Camp, celebrates win after topping KCPE results

Primary schools within Kakuma Refugee Camp produced top candidates in the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results. In Kakuma, several candidates from refugee communities performed well, with most candidates scoring above 350 marks.

Faruk from Kakuma Refugee Camp scored 412 marks in the 2021 KCPE results. He attributed his success to immense support from his teachers.

“I am very happy with my results although I had targeted to attain 420 marks. I consulted my teachers a lot, it is because of them I passed” says Faruk, during a celebration held at his residence.

Just like other candidates Faruk dreams for a better future. He wants to be a doctor once he’s done with his education.

“In Sudan where I come from, we have less qualified doctors. I want to be a doctor so I can help my community back at home” he said.

Marol, yet another student from Kakuma Refugee Camp scored 409 marks.  He hopes to join Maranda High School and ultimately achieve his goal of studying Software Engineering in a prestigious University.

He says “I am hoping to join Maranda High School in Siaya County because I believe I will have better opportunities in my education. When am done with high school, I would like to study software engineering because I love technology”.

5,621 (3541 boys, 2080 girls) candidates from Kakuma Refugee Camp sat for KCPE examinations. Prior to the national examination the candidates were prepared and offered psycho-education counselling to reduce examination anxiety.

Faruk Abdalla took lead with 412 marks,  while Kuach Akech was the top girl scoring 392 marks.

Working with UNHCR and partners, LWF strives to provide access to quality primary education in Kakuma and Dadaab ensuring children like Faruk have equal opportunities to thrive.