Kings Musyoka, a Special Needs (SNE) student from Kathonzweni AIC Boarding Primary School has emerged the third best candidate countrywide after he scored 401 marks in the 2021 KCPE Examination.
Musyoka, who is visually impaired (Low vision) who tied up with Kamau Jackson of Muthiria primary School at position 3, trailed Grace Katana of Havilah Academy (407) and Bethany Migosi of Thorn Grove Academy (417) marks emerging the SNE candidate.
Speaking to KNA, Kathonzweni AIC Boarding Primary School Head teacher Benjamin Nungu, revealed that Musyoka has been doing well in his studies but he has outdone himself in the KCPE exams.
“I thank God for the good results. Musyoka has been a hard working boy and well behaved and that is why he has done well in the national examinations,” said Nungu.
While saying the school had 127 candidates, the head teacher disclosed that 16 of them were students with special needs, adding that 21 of them scored over 400 marks with the highest scoring 417 leading a mean score of 359.85.
He attributed the good performance to God saying the school is faith based with hard working teachers who are committed to teach besides good cooperation between teachers and parents.
Elsewhere, at Inyokoni Mixed Day Boarding in Kilungu Sub County with 124 candidates, 82 students scored 400 marks, while the lowest had 359 marks.
The school head teacher Samuel Mulwa attributed the good performance to dedicated teachers, committed students and support from parents.
“The leading student Lynnete Katile Musiva who was a day scholar scored 420 marks. The teachers were dedicated and even taught outside the stipulated time. The pupils were hard working and the parents supported the school management. That is why we have good performance,” said Mulwa.
He noted that since he joined the school in 2018 January, the mini score has increased to the current 401 against 324 in 2018, 364 (2019) and 378 in 2020 respectively.
The third best student nationally was Mbugua Wairimu from a private school, Emmanuel Springs with 426 marks.
In the same school 34 candidates had over 400 marks while the last candidate had 334, posting a mean score of 385.
By Patrick Nyakundi and Lawrence Mwendwa