Man Who Sat For KCSE Four Times to Get to University Still Jobless 8 Years After Graduating

Man Who Sat For KCSE Four Times to Get to University Still Jobless 8 Years After Graduating

It is a dream of every Kenyan youth to join a university and thereafter get a job after graduating. It is a dream that pushed Geoffrey Mokua, now residing in Eldoret town to sit for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) for a record four times.

His first attempt was in 2017 when he scored a B– (Minus) but because his family could not afford to pay for his university studies under a parallel program, he had to sit for the exam again in 2010.

I did not make it to the cut-off to join the university as I scored a B– (Minus) again. I went back to school in 2011 and scored a B of 63 points which was still not enough,” narrates Mokua who was born in Kisii County.

Geoffrey Mokua’s academic papers

He finally managed to get to the university after scoring a B+ in the 2012 KCSE.

Mokua would later join university to pursue Environmental Science.

I joined the university in 2013 and graduated in 2016. Since then, I have never been lucky to get any job,” he tells Uasin Gishu News.

After several years of job hunting, Mokua decided to settle in Eldoret where he is currently making a living off his mandazi business at Sogomo center in Chepkoilel, on the outskirts of Eldoret town.

The mandazi business is not giving me enough money. I am now a family man struggling to feed my family,” he said.

Geoffrey Mokua carrying an appeal placard and his academic papers

With the hard economic times that every Kenyan is complaining about, Mokua was at some point forced to send his family members to the village.

He is now calling on the government and well-wishers to come to his rescue. He notes that he has small land in his rural village which cannot be able to help him venture into any serious activity that can enable him to earn a living.

Using skills gained, I can do anything related to environmental conservation, environmental impact assessment, improving greening initiatives and doing more in waste management, pollution control among other environmental related issues,” said Mokua.

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