I have tried getting some using my github account but my account got flagged immediately and the program wasn't recognizing my account (Since it wasn't public due to being flagged). Are there any alternatives? Thanks in advance!
Here's a link to information on faucets for the Kovan testnet.
There are currently four ways listed on the above link to get Kovan testnet ETH:
Icarus Faucet (SMS Verified, Automated)
Request Via Gitter (Manually Verified)
Use PoW via SmartPool
Use the gitter app, this is the best way to get ether in Kovan Testnet, URL: https://gitter.im/kovan-testnet/faucet
Upon going to the above url, post your kovan address to instantly get 5 ether to your mentioned address.