It was song and dance at St. Christopher’s Academy in Nanyuki town after the school produced the best Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in Laikipia East Sub County after Faith Nyambura scored 422 marks.
An elated Nyambura, 14, said that she attributed her success in the national examination to hard work and prayer but added that she never expected to top in the entire Sub County.
“I knew I would perform well in KCPE but it never occurred in my mind I would be the best in Laikipia East. I feel so proud of myself,” Nyambura said amid ululations from her relatives and teachers from the school.
The School’s Director, Bernard Mathu said that the candidates who sat last year’s KCPE were highly motivated and their teachers were confident that they would perform exceptionally.
“Nyambura was a very committed candidate and passionate about her class work and it has come as no surprise that she has passed with flying colours,” Mathu said.
The Director attributed the good results of the school to team work between pupils, teachers and parents who were committed to ensuring the candidates post excellent results. The school attained an overall mean score of 359 marks in this year’s KCPE with 12 pupils scoring over 400 marks.
Other top candidates in the school, included Shree Nyaguthii 420 marks and Ahmed Ibrahim 418 marks.
Other schools that posted impressive results, included FamiliaTakatifu Primary School where the best candidate Nasline Ntobikoi scored 420 marks while William Kiarie topped his class at 91primary school in Nyahururu town.
By Martin Munyi