By Seliphar Musungu
St Peters Boys Primary School and Christ the King Academy – Bungoma produced the best candidate in KCPE with 431 marks.
Lewis Glen Otieno Omondi of St Peters Boys Primary and Fwaro Makokha Robinson scored 431 marks each out of the possible 500 marks to emerge top candidates nationally. The results were released by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu.
“Lewis was a hardworking pupil. He was always position in all the exams we used to do despite the competition we have at the school. He was always the best especially in Maths, his favourite subject,” said Anne Onyancha, St Peters Boys Primary Headteacher.
She added: “We normally test them regularly so that they can get used to exams. We are expecting to get a mean score of 380 and above. This year we presented 340 candidates for KCPE exams and as a school we are happy with the results,”
A total of 9,443 candidates scored 400 marks and above while 307,756 scored between 300 and 399 marks. Atmost 619,593 candidates scored between 200 and 299 marks while 296,336 candidates got between 100 and 199 marks. A total of 724 candidates scored between 1 and 99 marks.
Kakamega Governor Fernandes Barasa applauded the teachers for working tirelessly to ensure the school post exemplary results.
“I want to congratulate you (Lewis Otieno) for being the top student in Kenya. Kakamega County will sponsor his secondary education from form one to form four at Alliance High School,” said Barasa
Barasa said he will also help the school improve on its infrastructure.
“Good relationship between the parents, teachers and the Board of Management has done an exemplary work and now we are trending in the entire country. My elder son was a student here and am proud to associate myself with the school since I was a parent here five years ago,” said Barasa
He gifted the teachers with Sh50,000 and the locals Sh50,000 in celebrating the good results.
Meanwhile, Fesbeth Academy is the best school in Western for the fifth consecutive time in the just released 2022 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu.
The premier academy located in Kakamega town had all there 111 candidates who sat for the KCPE exams scoring 400 marks and above.
According to Fesbeth Academy Director, Ruth Minish, the candidates posted a mean score of 389.18, saying that their best candidate, Shelmith Isigi scored 424 marks.
“We had 111 candidates who were sitting for the KCPE exams and all of them have scored 400 marks and all of them will join leading national schools in the country. Our hard work and determination has paid off,”
She added: “Throughout the years, I have learnt that the more people tell you that it is not possible, the more you should become more determined to prove them wrong by treating the word impossible as nothing more than motivation.”
Ms Minish said that in everything they do, Fesbeth Academy family always put God first, adding that it’s the main reason they have been able to beat academic giants in the region over the years.
She said thanked her teachers for her proud going by the results that were released today.
“My teachers spent most of their time preparing the candidates. They were always in school and the results we posted is speaking for itself,” said Ms. Minish.