Top KCPE candidate wants to emulate his father
03 January 2014, 16:29
Garissa - Hussein Hassan Abdi who scored 416 out of the possible 500 marks says that he would like to be an engineer just like his father, retired Engineer Hassan who was the provincial director of Agriculture North Eastern Province before retiring.
Hussein,the 5th born in a family of 7 of Mnara Junior Academy attributed his success to his parents, teachers, students and the habitable learning environment of the Garissa Township based school which he joined at a young age for his primary education.
Hussein added that the results didn't come as a surprise to him as he always believed that hard work and discipline were essential recipe for success.
Mr Kilion Airo, a senior tutor at the institution, who flanked Hassan,during the celebrations at the school compound, praised him for his outstanding ability adding that he brought honour to the school.
The school also produced the top female student in the county, Salma Sirat who scored 410 marks.
The two were later feted during a dinner hosted for them by the county Governor, Nathif Jama who promised to improve the standard of education in the county after finishing only above Mandera in the county rankings.
Hassan's results maintain the family's dominance in academic performance in the region as his cousin, Mohamednoor Ahmed Gure emerged best in North eastern Province during the KCSE exams in the year 2007 after scoring a straight A. Similarly, Abdihakim abdisalan gure,another family member was 12th in the province during the KCPE resluts after scoring 405.
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