Society / Education
Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 17:42 EATabdirahmancajab@gmail.com
The Shibli Star Integrated Academy, which since its founding in 2001 has emerged as one of the top private schools in the entire northern Kenya, produced top performers in this year's KCPE whose results were released yesterday. The school's first cadidate scored 397 marks and the last cadidate had 245 marks.
Out of the 35 pupils who registered for the examination in the school, nearly all scored above pass mark, and the school's mean score continues to improve, reflecting the hard work that parents, teachers and the school's management have invested in the facility.
In a telephone interview with the Kenya Free Press, the principal manager, Mr Ali Omar Adan, said they were impressed with the results. The school has been previously featured in this newspaper, and Mr Adan sounded upbeat about their development today just as he did six months ago when we first talked to him.
Mr Ali was all praise for the parents and the teachers for this achievement. He was also very encouraged by the increased good performance of the girls in his school. "The era when only boys competed for the top positions in examinations is gone.
"Through their ever rising educational attainment, our girls are laying the foundation for a more prosperous, equitable and cohesive society in future," he said.
Abdirahman Rashid Farah is a contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Wajir County