Banditry in West Pokot County has thwarted learners' plans to sit for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) exams in five schools.
Cheptulel, Samplomoi, Chesegon, Arpollo and KSA primary schools along the West Pokot and Elgeyo Marakwet border were closed two years ago following rampant killings and attacks.
As a result, locals have little to celebrate in the just-released KCPE results.
Recent attacks on teachers and learners in the region have caused fear and trauma among locals in the troubled Kerio Valley region.
Six months ago, Prof Kindiki ordered the reopening of seven schools destroyed by bandits in West Pokot County, but this has yet to happen.
County Governor Simon Kachapin says plans are underway to ensure that the affected schools reopen in January next year.
The performance of the few candidates who sat the KCPE exams was dismal.