Kabarak among the top performers in the Rift

Top candidates, Byegon Victor Kiplagat and Nyegenye Geri, both scored 84 points. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Moi High School-Kabarak has emerged among top schools in the Rift, posting a mean grade of 10.36 from 9.56 in 2020.

At least 97 per cent of the candidates attained a C+ and above with 24 of them scoring plain A, 109 getting A minus, 85 with B+, 68 having B plain, 29 with B- and 22 topping with C+.

Top candidates, Byegon Victor Kiplagat and Nyegenye Geri, who both scored 84 points were among 24 candidates who scored A plain.

Felix Mokaya, Samoei Ian, Cheruiyot Kevin and Kizito Joel all scored A plain of 83 points while Adhiambo Ashley and Muigai Juanita scored A plain of 82 points.

"We are happy as a school because our students have passed well. We thank both the students and the teachers for bringing us this far. They made a remarkable improvement," headteacher Elisheba Cheruiyot said.

While she admitted that the candidates, like the rest across the country, had a little time to prepare, she said regular examinations and intense revisions prepared the candidates. 

"Ours is an open secret. We are a hard-working team. We made sure that despite the little time, the syllabus was covered and both the teachers and candidates embarked on revision. We also had strong support from our school board," Ms Cheruiyot said.

June Jeptoo, who scored an A minus of 79 points said the four years in high school taught her what hard work and passion can earn someone. "We are proud as the class of 2021. We are celebrating what we worked hard for," June said.

Joshua Kiprop Kiptui who scored an A minus said that the exemplary performance was a result of the dedication and innovative approaches which the teachers employed.

“It was all teamwork but those who were weak in some subjects would take remedial classes. This really worked in ensuring all of us were on the same level,” Kiprop said.

While he said the results were as they expected, the class of 2021 was optimistic about beating the 2020 record.

Like many other candidates across the country who were not aware that the results would be announced so soon after the examinations, Daniel Kipkoech, who scored a B+ said he was taking a nap when a cousin woke him up to congratulate him.

“I was shocked when my cousin started congratulating me. They had already received the results,” Kipkoech said.

Evans Boen, who scored a B+ said the school track record is what has been a motivator as students strive to beat previous records every year.

“As is the tradition, no one would like to let down a school that has been topping. It is everyone’s duty to work hard to better their lives too. That is what has been the driving force,” Boen said. 

One of the parents, Philip Kiboko, said the class of 2021 has proved that no matter the limited time, candidates can always perform well if they work hard.

Rev Paul Ombati, the chaplain of the school attributed the success to discipline and unity. “This was a very disciplined class, a passionate one too and we thank God for the results," Rev Ombati said.