Private Schools in Garissa County once again produced best performers in the just released KCPE results.
The myriad of challenges facing the public schools among them lack of enough teachers and infrastructure, played a role in the dismal performance in the national examination.
Meanwhile, girls continue to prove that they can outshine their male counterparts.
Although the best candidate at Mnara Academy was Abdulathim Mohamed with 410 marks, Al Azar Isat Abdullahi was ranked the best girl and top in the school.
However, the 2nd and 3rd positions at Mnara Academy went to Hibbo Ali (408) and Maryan Ali (407) both girls.
Speaking to the press at their former school, Hibbo and Maryan expressed their delight at their performance which they attributed to discipline, hard work and cooperation between the teachers and the students.
I want to give special thanks to my parents who gave me all the support. Without them I wouldn’t have gotten these marks. I also want to extend the same to the staff and management of the school for creating an enabling environment for us to study and perform, Hibbo said.
Both Hibbo and Maryan want to join Kenya High School and later pursue medicine.
Maryan, who could not hide her joy, challenged her former students to work hard in their studies, saying that ‘nothing comes on a silver platter’.
Abdullahi attributed her success to hard work, dedication and prayers, adding that she was confident that she will pass. She was flanked by her school Head Teacher, Ahmed Sambur.
Sambur praised Education Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i for releasing national examinations early, saying this will give pupils enough time to prepare to join secondary school.
Source: Kenya News Agency