candidatesPrimary education may be free in public schools but concern has always been raised about the quality of the education.

The two worst English compositions in the 2014 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations have been revealed. According to Nairobi News the decision to reveal the compositions is part of a campaign to rid Kenyan schools of mediocrity.

If these compositions are anything to go by, that campaign has a long way to go.

From the poorest composition, the candidate simply rephrased the examiner’s intro and continued to interchange the words all through. The candidate scored a measly four marks.

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In the second poorest composition, the candidate had at least a hint of what was expected but his/her command of the language was a total disaster. The composition is packed with grammatical errors, incoherence, poor sentence structure and misspellings.

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Free things really come at a huge cost!