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23,000 Mombasa KCPE candidates to get free lunch during exams

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[Mvita MP Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir's P.A Mohammed Hussein Mohammed (Amadoh) during distribution of food to KCPE candidates in Mvita Constituency at a past event. Photo/File].

Over 23,000 pupils who will be taking their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education KCPE National examination starting Monday, March, 7 will benefit from free lunch from Mvita MP Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir.

The program has been ongoing since 2013 in Mvita Constituency but Nassir announced that it will be stretched to cover the entire Mombasa County.

Speaking after meeting a section of primary school Headteachers in Mombasa on Friday, Nassir said the program will also benefit both public and private schools class eight pupils.

“For the entire three days these candidates will be sitting for their KCPE examinations, we will ensure they get free lunch so that they do not waste time rushing home and back to examination centres for other examinations,” said Nassir.

He said that Sharif Nassir Foundation will also cater for all transport expenses for the food to all the schools and other examination centres within Mombasa County.

The program will include other public and private schools in the county.

KCSE

The Mombasa gubernatorial aspirant in the August, 9, general election said the program will also cover the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) during the entire period they will be doing their final examinations.

Nassir said all KCSE candidates will as well benefit from free lunch courtesy of the Sharif Nassir Foundation.

“We had already conducted our analysis in the entire county and discovered that some pupils do not attend schools everyday because some come from humble background and they lack basic needs among them food. When we sail into leadership, we will initiate school feeding program in all our public primary schools within Mombasa County,” noted Mr Nassir.

The school feeding program was once being conducted in the Early Childhood learning Department where nursery school kids received free milk form the Mombasa county government.

[Mvita MP and Mombasa Gubernatorial aspirant Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir. Photo/Abbas Omar].

Nassir vowed to resuscitate the school feeding program to cater for all primary school children in all public schools within Mombasa county.

On his part, Kenya Primary Schools Heads Association (KEPSHA) National Vice Chairman Fuad Ali said the program is to ensure equal treatment of all pupils in school despite their backgrounds.