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Second chance for nurses who failed UK English test

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

The Kenyan nurses who failed the English language test required to work in the UK have gotten a reprieve after they were allowed to resit the exam.

This comes after 644 candidates were disqualified for failing the language proficiency test, some were not registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya while others had expired licences.

According to the Ministry of Labour, the disqualification of the 644 candidates had delayed plans to send the first batch of nurses to the UK, where they are expected to work under the National Health Service (NHS).

Peter Tum, the Labour Principal Secretary said a total of 2,685 candidates were shortlisted and were at various stages of compliance concerning the English Test and the Computer Based Test.

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