Master Samuel Wanyonyi of Nzoia Sugar Primary School in Bungoma who emerged the 3rd top pupil in the country in the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary (KCPE) exams and the leading pupil in western Kenya region with 431 marks is an orphan.
Wanyonyi who was one of the top boys in the country wants to be a pilot in future. Wanyonyi said he is happy with the results adding, “I thank God for my performance. He would like to join Mang’u High School to prepare to become a pilot.
The lowest candidate in the school that registered 134 candidates had 273 marks.
The Mother, Irene Makheti, was grateful to the school for taking over and supporting her child after his father perished in a road accident. “I brought him here in class four and then the father was involved in a road accident and died, however, the school management supported him since then,” she said.
Makheti said Wanyonyi is a very disciplined and polite boy who takes his work seriously and has been topping the class since class four.
She thanked the Principal, Lydia Namisi, who came in when the boy was in Class Six in 2016 and took over the guardianship, providing personal effects and also paying fees.
Governor Wangamati, today, visited and congratulated other two top boys in the County, Samuel Makhanu of Nzoia Sugar Primary School and Kibet Ndiema of Nalondo CBM Primary School for their sterling performance in the just released KCPE results.
“Master Makhanu, you have done us proud as a County. To Kibet, you have ably demonstrated that disability is not inability,” the Governor said.
“To the schools, teachers and parents that invested their all to ensure our own feature among the best, I owe you a debt of a gratitude,” said Governor Wangamati.
The Governor promised to ensure the bright and needy in the County are admitted in their various schools of choice through Governor’s Scholarship Programme.
On Thursday, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), CEO Dr Nancy Macharia, said that 1,191,725candidates sat for the exam that were held under strict Covid-19 protocols. There were 28,467 examination centers in the whole country.
Macharia said that TSC will reward all teachers who were exemplary in creating an environment for good results. 9,000 pupils will get the Elimu Scholarship for the poor.
By Roseland Lumwamu