It is 7:30PM on Thursday 1st of December 2022. It is exactly 12 hours to English Paper 1. Adrenaline, amusement, thrill, enjoyment and excitement at the same time.

Here are the 12 Tactics in KCSE Exam Psychology:

  1. Laying Plans.
    A student needs to calculate, estimate and assess in details KCSE exam. At this point every student should be knowing by numbers, the chances of success and the probability of good results. The student needs to have already know the secret of Sciences, the Success in Languages and the trick of Mathematics.
  2. Waging War.
    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. It’s a war. I know people will say that there is no big difference between Mock and KCSE but truth be told, every level brings a different devil. KCSE is a different challenge. Mock was a battle, but this is a war. The candidates need to understand the economy of warfare and how academic success require quick informed decision making skills. At this moment, the students should know how to limit the cost of competition and increase the opportunity cost in KCSE.
  3. Strategic Attack.
    Academic success is all about Strategies, Energies and Synergies. What is important in military combat? Is it quantity or quality? Is it about numbers or skills? The most important thing is millitary tactics, psychological state of soldiers and their skillsets.
  4. Tactical Positioning.
    As a school, we must defend our existing positions before we advance to new ones. We should recognise opportunities and seize them. We should not complain about the size of the school or the number of students.
  5. Energy Usage.
    I was in high school many years ago. In form four Chemistry, there was a topic called ‘Energy changes in Chemical and physical processes’. Many years later, I came to understand the law of conservation of energy which states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it can only be converted from one form to another. Where is the priority? I have managed to speak to candidates in a school getting 10.5 and also a school getting 1.7 in KCSE. The truth is that getting an E is easy and getting an A is easy, it is the student to decide which easy they want. The focus, the priority and the energy.
  6. Weakness and Strength.
    There is no school that gets over 10.5 in every subject in KCSE. Every school has their own source of strength and challenges. As a school we should major in our majors then major in our minors. We should have booster subjects which are compulsory subjects. Without loss of meaning nor disrespect to any subject, having Computer Studies as our booster subject will give us 11.5 in Computer but that will not help us to get 9 as overall performance. But having English as our booster subject will give us a 9.2 in English and a 9 as overall performance.
  7. Force and Violence.
    The gospel of Spiritual success according to Mathew 11:12 says ‘From the days of John The Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force’.
    The gospel of Academic success according to Mr Vidambu says that ‘The principality of KCSE has suffered ferocity and the ferocious take it by force’. Nobody gets an A in KCSE by accident, nobody goes to campus by mistake. They chose campus, they chose As.
  8. Plots and Schemes.
    The tactics need to be flexible. There should be a plan B. If Mathematics doesn’t go the way we anticipated, we still have Chemistry to depend on.
  9. Movement and Development.
    How do you become a giant? The only way to be a giant is by defeating a giant. In the holy books, the fame of David grew so big in the whole world after only one act, killing Goliath. Successful students choose the hard battles, average students choose the soft battles while poor students don’t choose any battle at all. Life is like a wrestling match, defeat is not declared when you get knocked down, defeat is declared when you get knocked down and you refuse to get back up.
  10. Terrains and Battleground.
    We will win in the land, we will win in the water, we will win in the air. We will win in the laboratory, we will win in the agricultural fields, we will win in the classrooms. We will win the hearts of our parents, we will win the souls of our teachers, we will win the faith of all Kenyans.
  11. Faith and Fire.
    Faith is the most dangerous thing in the world. We all know that faith is strong belief towards something. We all want miracles to happen in our lives. We must have faith. Mathew 13:58 ‘Jesus did not do many miracles there because the people did not believe in him’. By faith Red Sea got separated. By faith Abraham got Isaac at an old age. By faith Daniel was not eaten by lions. By faith Shadrack, Meshach and Abednego were not consumed by the fiery furnace. By faith Paul and Silas got out of the jail cells. I mean, I believe faith can move mountains. What’s your mountain? Is it Chemistry ? Is it Mathematics? Give it to God.
  12. Prayer and Supplication.
    Philipians 4:6-7.
    ‘Do not be anxious in anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guards your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ’.

It is not a tale that testifies. Face your fears then tell your story. To God Be The Glory.

I, Mr Sam Vidambu, Wishes All The Very Best In KCSE 2022 Class.

(Principals, Classteachers, Concerned Teachers, You Can Read This To Your Candidates 12 HOURS Before KCSE Begins).


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