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Education at refugee camps in Kenya (UNCEF)

Twenty-three-year-old Margaret Wangari who hails from a small village called Gitugi in Muranga County is in a bind. Despite finishing her high school education from Gitugi Mixed Secondary School in 2013, Margaret cannot get her school leaving certificates or results slip.

“I still have an outstanding balance of Sh6500 ($62.58) and the school will not release those documents until I clear my balance. My younger brother also dropped out of school in form three because of lack of school fees,” said Margaret.

This is a story of the other side of the education system in Kenya, a situation the country can easily fix by sealing some loopholes that exist in Kenyan laws.

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