Society / Education
Wednesday, 07 Jun 2017 12:08 EATbmulu@kenyafreepress.com
Of the 93 students of the Saint Peter’s Nzambani Boys Secondary School in Nzambani District of Kitui County who sat for the last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), 21 have been admitted in the public universities, the school principal Venasius Mutisya Ngaa has announced.
“This (21) is the school’s highest university admission number in our 43-year history,” the teacher said, adding the school also managed to get a 5.4 mean score in the examination. “And our target for 2017 is 7.0 from 5.4,” he added.
Mr Ngaa was speaking to hundreds of students, parents and teachers of the Saint Peter’s Nzambani Boys Secondary School during their school’s prize giving/parents day ceremony held at the learning institution on Saturday June 3. Deputy Nzambani District Commissioner Stanley Kimutoi Langat was the chief guest at the function, representing the DC Samson Otieno Kwach.
Mr Ngaa announced that the school emerged number 25 out of the Kitui County’s 384 public secondary schools in the 2016 KCSE. And he added that they were number two out of all the 16 secondary schools in Nzambani District. The principal further said they emerged number 13 out of all the Kitui Catholic Diocesan sponsored 117 public secondary schools in Kitui County.
He highly thanked the Kitui Catholic Diocese for the support that it gives his school. “The diocese is currently supporting a total of 54 students in our school with full school fees together with doing shopping for them,” Mr Ngaa said. Founded in 1974, the school currently has a 440 students, 22 teachers and 17 subordinate staff.
In his speech, the Parents and Teachers Association Chairman, Shadrack M. Muli, highly thanked the school’s parents and teachers for their commendable cooperation that he said has greatly helped the school succeed well academically.
Daniel Nzuki Mbuvi, an official from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Nzambani District Office, said that the teachers are in performance contract with the TSC and warned that the TSC will never condone any underperforming teacher.
Mr Mbuvi told the parents that their failure to pay the school fees for their children is giving the school principals a lot of problems. “It is a must for you to pay the school fees for your child,” he told the parents.
Mr Langat highly praised the Saint Peter’s Nzambani Boys Secondary School “for having one of the best science laboratories in Kenya”. He described that science laboratory as the best one in Kitui County. The multi-million shilling twin science laboratory has been constructed by the school’s PTA in collaboration with the local CDF office.
Boniface is a contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Kitui County