• There is always the option of going back to school and redoing the exams.

• The number of candidates with a mean of E declined to 30,822 (3.49%) compared with 46,151 (5.56%) in 2022.

Some parents are depressed after their kids failed in the 2022 KCSE exams.
Some parents are depressed after their kids failed in the 2022 KCSE exams.

KCSE results are out and not everyone is impressed with the results.

While some got the grades they expected some 'failed' according to societal standards.

The number of candidates with a mean of E declined to 30,822 (3.49%) compared with 46,151 (5.56%) in 2022.

1146 candidates got an A grade which is 0.31 percent, compared to 1138 candidates in the 2021 KCSE

Here are five ways to handle bad KCSE grades

Seek therapy

Therapy is important as it will help both the student and the parent to accept the results.

It also helps in ensuring the student does not see him/herself as a failure in future

Do not bad mouth him

Tempting as it might sound, bad-mouthing your child over his grades is a no-no.

Gone are the days when children would be spanked or reprimanded over such. Most kids are not in a space where they can handle failure well.

Instead of reminding them how useless he/she is, how about congratulating them for the effort?

Give him/her options

Not getting an A in KCSE is not the end of life.

One might be blessed in other areas. Instead of focusing on how badly your child did, how about giving him/her options of what they can do instead?

Go back to school

Different people fail to perform for different reasons.

Some may be due to ill health while others might have been mourning, How about going back to school?

Although the idea is not pleasing, it can help one get the grade they wanted if they work hard.

Do vocational course

Not all of us got to go to campus, and that doesn't mean your life has come to an end.

Join a vocational school and pursue courses such as plumbing, and tailoring among others.

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