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School trounces giants in 2014 KCSE

05 March 2015, 09:13 Nyamota Obare

Nakuru - Jomo Kenyatta High School, a county school in Nakuru was thrust in the limelight after it emerged one of the best schools in the County with a mean score of 8.31.

The little known school in Bahati sub-County with an enrollment of 1 655 students trounced giants recently promoted to national status in the County, emerging top with 130 out of 301 students expected to join university.

The school attained a mean of 8.28 in 2012 and 8.25 in 2013 Kenya Certificate of Secondary examinations.

Yesterday, jubilated students accompanied by their teachers walked over a kilometre to Bahati centre chanting victory slogans as they celebrated the good performance.

The Principal, John Muriithi attributed the good performance to God’s blessings with concerted efforts between the administration, the parents, students and teachers whom he described as hardworking.

“The results are the best the school has ever achieved since its inception. The trend has been rising with a positive deviation in the mean standard score every year for the last six years,” said Muriithi.

Muriithi further said discipline, hard work and teamwork enabled the students to perform well in the examinations.

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The Principal, who joined the school in 2009 revealed that the school was now targeting a mean score of more than 9.00 points in next year’s KCSE examinations where 364 candidates are expected to sit the exam.

He revealed that they complete the syllabus by end of May and afterwards sit for continuous assessment tests, which they also revise thoroughly.

"Success can never be realised without working hard as a team. After completing the syllabus, our students sit for many exams in preparation for KCSE. Which question then can’t they answer in the exams?" posed Muriithi.

He added:’ "My teachers try to identify the areas of weaknesses in individual students and work to uplift them.”

He further said motivational speakers are regularly invited to speak to students to psyche them up.

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