A student who scored A minus in the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) has resulted to doing menial jobs in a bid to raise university fees.
Jemimah has taken upon herself to raise fees for her university education and she vows to remain determined.
Coming from a very humble background from Kitale, Trans Nzoia, she has turned to washing dishes and splitting firewood and any other kind of menial tasks to raise money for her fees.
Jemimah's parents can't meet the costs for her university education, her tuition fees and upkeep.
She had gotten placement at the Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) to pursue a bachelor of technology degree in medical laboratory sciences.
" I was called to TUM however, because of financial problems, my family has not been able to take me there," Jemimah clarified. Her dad is a caretaker while her mom, despite being sick, does casual jobs to earn a living. However, the money can barely support them.
"I have been making efforts to search for money to raise the fees however the cash I make is not sufficient," her dad expressed.
Her mother added that she had to leave her job as a house keeper over harsh working conditions. She expressed that she just earned Ksh1,000 per week and needed to walk back and forth.
She added that the money was very little as it was used to cater for daily expenses.
Jemimah adds to the list of top-performing students who risk losing their chance at higher education because of lack of fees.Kevin Otieno, who additionally scored A minus nearly lost a chance to pursue a degree in medicine. His fees was paid by well-wishers just as lecturers from Moi University.
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