A little known secondary school in Murang’a came to a limelight after producing the most improved student in this year’s KCSE.
Josephat Kamau Mwangi from Mioro Secondary School in the county emerged the most improved student going by the marks he got in KCPE examination.
Mwangi was admitted in the day secondary school located in upper parts of Mathioya Sub County with 278 marks but shocked many by bagging a mean grade of A-
While announcing this year’s KCSE results, Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed named Mwangi as most improved student countrywide prompting joy among the school fraternity.
After announcement of the results, parents, teachers and villagers thronged the school signing and praising God for good performance posted by Mwangi.
On his take, Mwangi praised God, teachers, parents and hard efforts towards his success for the high mark.
He said that he schooled at Muthangari Primary school where he managed to attain 278 marks which enabled him only to be admitted in neighbouring Mioro day secondary school.
Mwangi narrated that his life has not been easy having come from humble background with his father having to cater for his three other siblings.
“I was forced to seek accommodation from a family neighbouring the school so as to enable arrive to school at 5am for revision,” he said, adding that he hoped to join Nairobi University to study law.
According to his father James Kamau, they were surprised to see his name on the TV screens. “His performance is worth the hustle and struggle I endured to educate him,” he added.
Speaking to KNA through phone, the school’s principal Mr. David Mbugua said the performance of the boy since form one was impressive.
He described Mwangi as a well-disciplined and hardworking student who at one point served as the school’s captain.
Mbugua said the boy was topping the class since form one terming the good performance a big milestone.
“We appreciate good performance of Mwangi and his case will motivate other learners from this area. Studying in a day school does not mean one cannot perform well,” added Mbugua.
By Bernard Munyao