Two candidates sat the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
Charles Gitau and Edwin Wandera wrote the exam from their hospital beds.
The exam begun on Tuesday and ended yesterday.
A third female candidate also admitted at the hospital did not sit all papers due to lack of preparations.
KNH management set aside two cubicles, where the pupils sat the exams.
Gitau and Wandera are aspiring to become pilots.
A supervisor, invigilator and policeman were deployed to the exam room.
“I am giving my best and am confident that I will pass the exam,” said Wandera, admitted at KNH on October 20 after falling from a moving vehicle.
The Dandora Primary School pupil said his condition motivated him to sit the exam with confidence.
Wandera, admitted in KNH’s Ward 5B is scheduled to undergo a second surgery.
“I have been preparing for these exams for a long time and the thought of not doing them. I am happy to have been given a second chance.”
Gitau, a pupil at Mangoto Primary School, Gatundu, is admitted in KNH’s Ward 4D.
He is a victim of kerosene lamp explosion.
“I was in the room alone studying, when I suddenly found myself surrounded by darkness, which was preceded by a loud bang,” Gitau said.
He suffered facial burns and 27 per cent burns on the abdomen and neck.
The nurses in charge of the two wards praised the boys whom they described as “warriors with strong hearts”.
“They are aggressive with books and are always confident. They used every single minute to revise for the exams,” said Owuor Ochieng the nurse in charge of Ward 5B.
“The hospital set aside two special rooms and ensured the TV remained off until the exam was over,” Kochumba said.
Yesterday the boys sat for the Social Studies and Religious Education paper to mark the end of the exams.
“With the support from the management, the hospital has set aside two special rooms and even ensured that the [ward] TV remains shut until the day’s exams are over,” said Phelesia Kochumba, the exam supervisor.
Yesterday the boys sat for the Social Studies and Religious Education paper, which marked the end of the three-day rigorous exercise.
Source :The Star