The Chief Principal of Cardinal Otunga High School in Kisii County, Mr. Albert Ombiro has lauded the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) for honouring him following the school’s outstanding performance in the 2022 KCSE exams.
The school emerged second nationally in last year’s examinations after recording a mean score of 10.76 and all students secured a direct entry to the university.
Speaking to the press in Kisii town, Ombiro said that he had received his award during the World Teachers Day Celebrations held in Nairobi on Thursday and thanked TSC for spearheading the recognition exercise.
“I am very proud of the Commission for allowing this exercise to take place because teachers have been recognized in various fields including academics, sports, music, drama and athletics among others,” he said.
The Principal also extended his appreciation to the teachers, students, parents, Board of Management and the Catholic Church who are the main sponsors of the school adding that they contributed to the great performance.
Ombiro said the award will motivate and encourage the students and the entire school fraternity to work even harder.
In addition, he noted the school has also been actively participating in various co-curriculum activities including rugby, music, soccer, volleyball and hockey at the county, regional and national levels.
TSC also recognized other principals from secondary schools that excelled in last year’s national exams including Nyambaria Boys Principal Mr. Charles Onyari who emerged as the top school head nationally, Ms. Linet Sati from Asumbi Girls, Mr. John Kuria from Mang’u High School and Mr. Simon Masibo from St Antony’s Boys school in Trans Nzoia.
This year’s World Teachers Day celebrations was themed ‘The Global Imperative to Reverse the Teacher Shortage’ and called upon education stakeholders to halt the decline in the number of teachers and ignite a resurgence of dedicated educators across the globe.
This day was proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) after UNESCO and International Labor Organization (ILO) met in Paris, France to discuss issues affecting teachers.
By Mercy Osongo and Warren Christopher