Private schools in Mombasa yet again took the lead in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) outshining public schools in the examinations results released yesterday.
Muthuri Alex 15 years old of Busy Bee School Kindergarten and Primary School in Tudor scored 421 marks to emerge among the top scorer in Mombasa County.
Alex said despite the disruptions by the Covid-19 pandemic, he managed to outshine other candidates, adding that his wish is to study medicine after completing his secondary education.
“I am happy to have scored this marks, I am eying to join a National School and later on study medicine,” said Alex who was dancing in celebrations with his teachers at the school.
Aisha Tiffany, 12 years old, from the same school emerged second with 406 marks, Omariba Andresille, 15 years was third with 405 marks, and followed by Kepha Gloria Binsa, 14 years the fifth with 400 marks.
Eunice Makena, Mother of Alex Muthuri, expressed her joy after her son managed to get good marks despite disruption of Covid-19 that interrupted learning.
Parents and teachers attributed the success to good relationship between teachers and parents as well as hard work and commitment by the pupil.
The School Principal, Dorothy Kaimuri, attributed their good performance to online learning which propelled learners to emerge among the best in Mombasa County.
At St Augustine Preparatory School, a public School in Tudor, Kerubo Doreen, scored 417 marks followed by Osieko Bleccy with 409 while Jasmine Musimbi Musungu, got 400 marks.
In Nyali Primary School, a public school, the top student Marbel Mkiwa Mwailongo got 413 marks.
By Chari Suche