Today on Classic105, the dynamic pair of Maina Kageni and Mwalimu King'ang'i had a stimulating morning discussion about KCPE and the stress associated with taking the national exam.
The day's question was: How did your performance on the KCPE examinations go? Were you prepared for them?
The KCPE candidates who began their exams this morning and the knowledge that this will be the final batch of KCPE candidates in Kenya served as the impetus for the discourse.
Maina: This will be the last 844 system and we've all been through it. Let's go down memory lane, what did you get and were you prepared for the exam?
Mwalimu King'ang'i: Vitu zingine tulikuwa tunafunzwa za nini? Sasa parts of a flower zimenisaidia aje? They should teach people how to save and make money.
The duo urged their listeners to contribute to the question of the day and they didn't disappoint. Callers were quick to share their views and this is what they had to say.
The first caller said;
"Mimi nilipata 250 lakini kucram ile nilikuwa nimecram siezi amini ilikuwa mimi. I wish all the candidates in my former primary school success in their exams wasitense mtihani ni rahisi tutakubali matokeo yote."
The next caller said;
"Wengine wetu tulipita juu ya kuona viboiko zile zilikuwa zinatembea. unaona vile mtu anapigwa juu ya kupata 98 unafikiria ukipata 80 utafanywa nini? Unaambiwa ucram vitu za capital city za sijui country gani na haitakusaidia. Shule nilikuwa ulikuwa unaekea goals kama wewe umezoea kuwa number one lazima ukuwe na 100 ukipata less than that unachapwa viboko kumi. Sisi ule mtu alikuwa nyumber last shule ndio amemake it more than us sisi tukikimbiza degree yeye akona matatu 30 kwa barabara anakula pesa. Watoto wasisukumwe wapate kenye watapata , I wish all the students in my former primary school success in their exams."
Another caller said;
"I came from a very poor background when I was revising my younger brother alikuwa anashika kuni anapuliza piuliza ndio nieze kurevise nilipita KCPe nikaenda secondary nikatoka na a B plain sai i am a personal assssistant to a politician. I want to wish all the candidates in Simoto Primary School in Trans Nzoi County all the best in their exams."
Some callers decided to tweet their replies and this what they had to say;
@rmaina782 -Good morning maina huyo ametaja molo academy akanirudisha pale St.peters girls elburgon tulikua tunachapwa tushinde molo academy vita is what pushed us
@KitiliBoniface-Maina wish my former school lumbwa primary school in kathiani machakos i scored 498/700 in 1998 Am a civil servant attached at OP Record officer
@pittychilla -Let's see what CBC will give us though so confusing @ItsMainaKageni@Classic105Kenya wish my Daughter success and her classmates in Junior Campus primary school
@Clyde_Makomere -I would like to wish ESHIRUMBA PRIMARY where we schooled with Guardian Angel all success in their exams #MainaAndKingangi Joymax primary in Uasin gishu all the best
@fredric71756099 -wish mi primary school success kITULU PRIMARY SCHOOL The teachers there were like retired soldiers that's why am disciplined today
@mc_tonje -In as much as financial literacy should be taught in schools, just getting to have know how of what's around you is also important. I scored 348 marks. I want to wish muhoroni furaha primary school success and all the candidates in general.
The duo finished the conversation by wishing all the candidates success and wishing Mwalimu King'ang'i a happy birthday.