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Nyanza girls performed well, principal avers

Girls schools in Nyanza region performed well in the just released Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education contrary to reports of poor performance, the principal of Rang’ala Girls High school, Susan Ann Owino has said.

Owino stressed that the number of girls who qualified for direct entry into public universities had increased in 2018 and therefore it was not right to claim that girls’ schools performed dismally in the region.

Speaking to journalists at Rang’ala in Ugunja sub county, the principal said several schools in the region such as Ng’iya, St. Mary’s Lwak, St. Francis Rang’ala and Nyamira Girls had posted good results to beat many boys schools.

“In Rang’ala girls, we managed to have 272 girls with direct entry to university grades which is not easy and that is why I think that the argument that girls performed poorly in Nyanza is inconsequential,” said Owino.

Owino said that even though her school failed to meets its target of 7.0 mean score, they managed 6.1 with three A minuses compared to only two in 2017.

She said the performance of other schools improved as well, adding that the managers of girls schools were committed to ensuring that their students performed well in the national examinations.

By Philip Onyango

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