Mary Hill Girls High School in Kiambu County proved that they were still a force to reckon with when they posted very impressive results in 2018’s KCSE examination.
Though the girls were smarting from the shock of the sudden transfer of their long serving Principal Imelda Baraza in 2017, the students proved their pundits wrong by producing over 300 University candidates.
Ms Imelda who had served as the school Principal for over 2 decades was moved to the National Examination Council in 2017 sending
shock waves to the school, parents and education stakeholders of one
of the oldest National Schools within Kiambu County.
There was dance and Jubilation at the corridors of Mary Hills High School when parents, teachers and students celebrated 2018’s performance that saw the school record an overall improvement in 2017’s results that saw Jane Awour Otieno score a straight A of 82 points leading a team of 310 students who managed to record C+ and
According to the Deputy Principal in charge of Academics Roseline Kiama, the transfer was taken positively by all stakeholders and under the leadership of the current Principal Janet Akatsa, they focused on
improving on their mean score and ensuring that all the 335 candidates who sat for 2018’s KCSE score University grades.
“Our school upgraded the mean score from 8.7 2017 to 8.8 in 2018 with 1 A plain. 43 A-s ,80B+s, 79B plains, 66 B-, 40 C+ ,21C ,plains 4 C- and 1 D+ to proof to every doubting Thomas that we are an academic giant and focused to produce achievers despite any odd”, said Kiama.
She attributed the success to a focused team of teachers a committed group of students and supportive and understanding parents.
Ms Kiama pointed out that the grades currently attained by the students was an indication that cheating has been totally eradicated within the schools adding that the Multi-agency team of examination handlers have restored the integrity of National examinations and every child was proud of their individual marks.
The Deputy lauded the Kenya National Examination Council for the speedily release of examination results saying that the timely release
with give parents and students time to evaluate themselves and pursue
Mwende Nzioki who scored an A-, Jewel Wanjiru B+ and Vivian Wanjiku who managed a B- were at hand to celebrate with the teachers whom they said took them through the whole syllabus early 2017 a trend that that gave them enough time to revise.
By Lucy Wangai.