A Jubilee official from Kirinyaga has feted teachers from Baricho Boys High School for posting good results in the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results.
The County Party Chairman, Muriithi Kang’ara said with the school qualifying to send 322 out of the 372 students to the various Universities was a no mean achievement.
“In order to appreciate the good work by our teachers at this school, I have bought them a bull to feast on this Christmas,” he said.
He handed over Sh. 45,000 for the bull to a parent when he met county party Executive Committee members at a Sagana hotel recently.
Kang’ara said the school had done the county proud after it produced who scored an A steady of 83 points and was among the best nationally.
He said teachers as well the students required motivation and promised to also visit a student from Mukui mixed day secondary school, Joseph Gakuru, who had scored 193 marks at his KCPE but scored a C+ during the KCSE examination.
“This boy has come from a poor background but this did not deter him from performing well. Once he secures a place at any of the Universities, I will be there to ensure he gets all the assistance he would require,” Kang’ara said.
Gakuru was among the students, the Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof. George Magoha recognized when he released the KCSE results
He is yet to decide what he would aspire to become in future, Day schools in the area posted impressive results
At the same time, members of Ukathigia Self Help Group from Njukiini Ward, Kirinyaga East Sub-County have given an early Christmas treat to the elderly and the less fortunate ones in their midst.
The Group Patron, Munyagia Njoka while presenting an assortment of food stuffs said there was an urgent need to establish a home for the aged in the area.
“Right here in this Ward, we have many elderly who have been abandoned by their children who migrated to urban areas and towns. They have been left suffering on their own and due to their unhealthy conditions cannot even afford to fend for themselves,” he said.
Kang’ara at the same time said he is working with the local leaders to see the possibility of starting a teachers training college in Kirinyaga
He said he has already consulted all the Principal Secretaries from Kirinyaga who include, Dr. Karanja Kibicho (Interior), Nancy Karigithu of Maritime and Mwangi Maringa of Transport who have agreed to work together to the realization of the college project.
“We have Kigari Teachers’ College in Embu, Murang’a Teachers’ College in Murang’a, Kamwenja and Kagumo in Nyeri, why can’t we have a Teachers’ College in Kirinyaga,” Kang’ara said.
He said the leaders have agreed to meet urgently and start working towards the teachers’ college projects which in future will offer training opportunities to the students of Kirinyaga.
By Irungu Mwangi