Many top performer boys in the just released KCPE results in Nyahururu town and environs did not celebrate their success as they are currently confined in various churches after undergoing the cut.
However at 91-Municipality primary school, it forced the parents of William Kiarie (419 marks) and Michael Muchemi (414 marks) to cut short the boys’ medication session at PCEA church in Nyahururu for a mini celebration at the school.
“I’m overwhelmed by this success and I owe it all to my parents, teachers, fellow pupils and other stakeholders for their huge support to ensure I succeed,” said Kiarie, who dreams of becoming a doctor after pursuing his secondary education at Starehe Boys Centre.
Muchemi, who was feted for his consistency in performance throughout his primary education, hopes to be an Aeronautical Engineer. The school’s top girl was Princess Wangeci (415marks).
“I wish to congratulate all my candidates for performing exceptionally well and showing the nation that a public day primary school has what it takes to perform like any other school. Much appreciation also goes to my staff for their overwhelming support,” said Mr. Michael Njuguna, the school’s head teacher.
Patience Wanja (423 marks) from John Paul II primary school in Nyahururu, is believed to be the top student in Laikipia County.
“The exam was fair and I hoped to score higher marks but this is also satisfactory. I hope to join Kenya High School where I will work towards being a Neuro Surgeon,” added Wanja.
Her mother, Anne Wanjiku could not hide her joy noting that the success came as a surprise for the family.
John Paul II primary school that has a mean score of 390 marks, had 11 out of the 40 students scoring 400 marks and above with the last student scoring 363 marks.
“This is actually a drop from last year and we are hoping the mean will improve next year,” noted Lydia Wairimu a parent at the Catholic Sponsored School.
By Anne Sabuni