A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidate in Nakuru County shocked invigilators and education officials on Tuesday after she refused to sit for the national examinations.

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The candidate from Ngata Girls’ High School in Rongai Sub-County told the KCSE administrators that she was not adequately prepared to sit for the exams.

The candidate explained that she delivered a baby three months ago, which interfered with her preparation for the exams.

The county education officials had a hard time trying to convince the girl to write the national examinations on Tuesday.

Reports on K24 indicate that the girl told the education officials that she had focused most of her time on parenting.

She, however, said she will register for next years examinations, since she will have enough time to prepare for them.

Rongai Deputy County Commissioner Julius Kavita confirmed the incident, adding that he wrote a formal letter to the County Director of Education, explaining the candidate’s decision not to sit for the exams.

Kavita denied allegations that Ngata Girls’ High School principal had intentionally denied to give the candidate an opportunity to sit for the exams.