Teachers and pupils of Maralal primary school took to the streets of Maralal town in celebration after Caleb Lenalepisho scored 407 out of 500 marks in 2015’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination (KCPE).
Mary Lemako a teacher at Maralal primary school said that Lenalepisho is Samburu County’s best candidate and described him as disciplined hardworking and God fearing.
Ms. Lemako added that the school is likely to record a better performance than in 2014 despite this year’s teachers strike.
“In 2014 our best student scored 399 marks but this year we have done better by producing a candidate who scored over 400 marks and I hope the school’s mean score will improve,” she said.
She added that during the teachers’ strike students formed various discussion groups which led to good results.
The boy’s father Reverend James Lenalpisho said, “Today is a great day for us that God has answered our prayers, we have been praying for this boy.”
He also described his son as disciplined and hardworking both in school and at home.
Caleb said he would like to join Mangú High School where he hopes to excel in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCPE).
By Robert Githu