So you got an A in KCSE? Big deal! It has lost meaning today

Kitui School students celebrate after receiving the 2015 KCSE results on March 3, 2016. The school managed a mean grade of 8.46, up from 2014's 7.59 exams. The school scored six A minus, 22 B plus, 26 B plain, 27 B-, 14 C+, eight C plain and three C minus. PHOTO | THOMAS WAITA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • During the exam period, I stayed up late with my colleagues, but not to revise like they were doing.
  • Back then, an A grade meant something, and we didn’t have the national exams circulating on WhatsApp days before it was sat.

I failed the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exams. I flunked so badly, that some of my relatives were sufficiently scandalised to demand that I repeat Form Four and apply myself better.

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