Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bring It On...

....And every minute counts
As I enter the eighth grade classroom, I am greeted by a dead silence. My presence in the class has not been recognized by almost half the class. These young boys and girls are digging deep into their books for all the information they consider might help them pass the forthcoming national exam, the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). 

At the corner of the black chalkboard in front of the classroom, a big notice screams ‘39 DAYS TO GO’. I observe the serious faces in front of me once more and I understand the reason behind these looks. Over the past few weeks preparations have been intensified. The take-test anxiety reigns supreme and the candidates are very confident-they are up to the task and ready for the coming challenge. 
“It has been eight long years and it is time to shine. With this kind of preparation, success is surely in the offing,” says Quinter, one of the candidates.
Going by the words of Robert Collier -success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out, I am really convinced that these young boys and girls are headed the right direction. It is our sincere prayer that their efforts do not go in vain.

The maiden lot...

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