Joy As Bungoma Girls Emerge Top In Student’s Scientific Innovation Contest


By Timothy Wekesa

Joy has engulfed St Mary’s Kamba Secondary school, a day school in Kanduyi, Bungoma county after young girls from the school became top nationally, outshining other contestants from national, extra county and county schools.

Their teacher Ezekiel Murani said the girls have a promising future in the field of science if they are properly nurtured adding that their victory has earned Kamba Secondary school a new status.

The school has no laboratories and other essential equipment requisite for proper practical lessons.

“We urge the government to help us improve the learning conditions of our learners who have shown their potential in doing well,” said Anne Nyongesa, the principal.

The students have also expressed their joy for emerging top and alluded their accolades to their teachers, school board of management and the community for giving them the required support.

The school board of management chair Chris Murai has not been left behind in celebrating the girls.

He has called upon the society to embrace innovative children adding that they are already on the track of making the society better.

However, he has challenged leaders in Bungoma county to take note of such children in local schools instead of concentrating on national schools at the perils of need children.

“It is needless for our Governor Wycliffe Wangamati to invest in scholarship of big schools yet we have such champions in our local schools, he should also consider them on future,” he said.

In addition, Murai has asked every stakeholder in the society to associate themselves with innovative minds for the good of the society.

“We must do something to them, recognize and appreciate them fully,” he added.

He has paid the fees of the girls and encouraged them to go a step higher until they make it in life.

He has also asked the society to refrain from focusing on academic results of children but instead truck what a child can do.

Also in attendance of the ceremony was area chief Robinson Barasa who called upon children to take their studies seriously and maintain discipline.

The science congress which the girls won is now called Young Scientists Kenya.
It should be noted that their innovative will now be subject to international scrutiny.
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