Two schools cheated in KCPE

Josnem Academy in Mirangine and Mt Olive Academy in Nyandarua South were both involved in examination irregularities during 2015’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), Nyandarua County Director of Education Ms Mary Gaturu has revealed.

Gaturu warned the two schools which were put on the spotlight of dire consequences, saying that 33 pupils of Josnem were suspected of colluding in the Kiswahili paper while eight pupils of Mt Olive were suspected of collusion in the science paper.

The County Director, however lauded the overall performance of the County saying it was “satisfactory” with the top pupil being Maina John Baptist of Nyandarua Boarding primary school with 436 points followed by Kirui John of St Paul Academy.

Others were Wakahiu Maxwell and Plein Cosmas both of Nyahururu Elite who tied at 432 points, Muriithi Geoffrey of St Pauls Academy, 428, Ngure Moses (St Paul) 427, Ombati Jim Oyalo (of Grace Academy) 424, Maina Mwangi of River Bank, 421 and John Mwangi of St John Academy, 420 followed in that order.

“The top girl in the County was Naomi Nyakio (420 marks) of Fr Jos Baldo School, who was position ten overall in the County. The Director said they were still compiling the data to know the overall performance of the County.

By Anne Sabuni