There was songs and dances at Karatina DEB Primary School in Nyeri after one of last year’s candidates emerged among the top performers in the just announced Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination.
Margaret Waruguru Mwangi, 13, who was schooling at the public primary school located in Karatina Town, attained 430 marks to emerge the top performer in the County and eighth nationally.
“I did not expect the results this good and I thank God that my efforts have finally paid off,” said the elated pupil.
Waruguru was among the few pupils who used to be left behind to do personal studies up to around 9 pm as others go home after classes according to Deputy Headmaster, George Githaiga.
“She had made it a habit to be left behind to do personal studies up to around 8.50 pm when her parents would come for her and we are happy that her hard work paid off amply,” said the Deputy Head.
The young girl attributed her success to prayers, hard work and support from her teachers and parents.
Waruguru who aspires to be a lawyer in future hopes to join Alliance Girls High Schools which was her national school of choice.
By Samuel Waititu