Society / Education
Saturday, 31 Dec 2016 12:45 EATrosemukonyo@yahoo.com
Makueni Boys High School and Machakos Boys top in the Lower Eastern region in this year’s KCSE examinations. This school recorded the highest number of candidates in both Machakos and makueni counties with As where 25 candidates managed to score mean grades of A-. Out of the 240 candidates who sat for this year’s exam, 190 have attained university entry requirement where Forty eight more candidates scored B+, 45 B plain, 31 B- and 41 C+.
The school’s principal, Benson Manoo, said two of the candidates - Daniel Muli and Kepha Omanga - scored A- grades of 80 points each. “I thank my dedicated team of teachers as well as the support our parents gave us to enable us achieve this quality of results,” said Mr Manoo.
Makueni school has become the new champion after beating the county’s known traditional academic giants including Precious Girls Kilungu, Makueni Girls, Mbooni Girls and Mukaa School. In Machakos County, Machakos School leads after producing 15 A-grades, 40 B+, 29 B, 46 B- and 31 C+ . Out of 221 candidates who sat for the exam, 161 students are expected to join public universities.
The school’s principal, Masaku Muia, said he expected many candidates to be admitted to prestigious courses in universities. “From the results that we have managed, we expect our top students to pursue careers in Medicine, Engineering, Law, Pharmacy and top business degree programs in the university,” said Mr Muia.
Misyani Girls School in Kangundo produced 4 A- grades, 10 B+, 17 B plain, 16 B- and 34 C+ in this year’s KCSE examination results breaking the record in Kangundo after a period of poor performance in the region. Katwanyaa Secondary School in Matungulu Sub County produced a candidate who scored a mean grade of A-.
Principal Patrick Mwongela said the school had been posting impressive results in the past four years, making it one of the best in the sub county.
Tala Girls High School too had something to smile about as well after the school recorded an impressive performance in the examination.
Rose is a contributing writer for the Kenya Free Press, based in Machakos County.