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The Canopy School Leads In Turkana County

The Canopy school in Lodwar scored a mean grade of 362 marks to emerge the top school in Turkana county in 2020 KCPE results that were announced on Thursday.

It was jubilation at the school as few parents and staff members gathered at the school to celebrate their top achievers.

This was the second time the school was presenting candidates for the   KCPE examination. In 2019 the candidates posted a mean score of 336.

Elly Lowoyang who was the leading scored 401 marks, followed by Maimuma Abdilahhi, who scored 393 marks.

Lowoyang who aspires to become a doctor said he was expecting to score 420 marks and blamed standardisation for not reaching his target.

“I think standardization because of Covid-19 has denied me my rightful marks,” said Lowoyang.

Abdillahi could not hide her joy for emerging the top pupil at the school. She attributed her success to hard work and discipline. “I urge parents in the County to take the girl child to school,” said Abdillahi.

Maimuma Abdilahhi who scored 393 marks celebrates with parents and staff of The Canopy School, Lodwar. Photo by Peter Gitonga

Paul Lokopir, a parent at the school lauded the school administration for understanding the needy parents and allowing their children to study even when they have fees arrears.

“The school director allows our children to even sit exams with fees arrears on condition that we clear the balances to be given the report forms,” said Lokopir.

Lokopir at the same time called on the county Director of Education to visit all schools in the County to learn how best performing schools are operating and motivate the staff members.

Canopy School Director Naclect Lemuya said he was glad for the school’s performance.

“We really thank God for enabling us to emerge the best in the county. We invested a lot in preparing our children and sacrificed to ensure these children perform well in the backdrop of Covid-19,” said Lemuya.

He added, “Our pupils defied the odds and posted good results, despite standardization where we feel our pupils were robbed marks.”

By Peter Gitonga

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