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Early years

The Degree

My Bitter Sweet Pursuit of Education

Look at the mountain, acknowledge it is there

Then see yourself beyond it by all means possible....

It may involve digging a tunnel through or shovelling it... if you can!

All things are possible if you believe.


I walked out of that office in a myriad of thoughts, for this was the last thing I had expected to happen to me. As a private student, I had to pay more that one million shillings in tuition plus examination fees a year which was no doubt a lot of money for my father to afford – additionally there were five more sisters in lower secondary and primary schools that my dad had to pay school fees for. Even though I loved my course very much, there was no way for me to continue masquerading as a government sponsored student for the two year duration of the course but my mind never stopped working, trying hard to find a solution. After considering several options which mostly came as flashes in my mind, I suddenly felt strongly about immediately going to see the vice principal who had been working on my case.

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