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Ukambani schools revel after terrific performance

By | March 4th 2010

By Daniel Nzia

Precious Blood Girls Kilungu and Makueni Boys Secondary School produced eight of 10 top KCSE students in Eastern Province.

The two schools had four candidates each in the top ten with Precious Blood producing two candidates and Makueni Boys one in the top 100 nationally.

Precious Blood’s Doris Mbabu Mwendwa and Wilkista Musau were placed position 13 and 76, with Joseph Mwanzia from Makueni boys taking position 50.

Makueni Boys was engulfed in a celebratory mood yesterday as students who returned from their mid-term break celebrated their colleagues’ sterling performance.

The principal Onesmus Mulinge could not hide his joy as he joined the students and teachers in the party.

"We are happy with the results because the boys have done us proud by putting the school in the national academic map," said a jovial Mr Mulinge.

He attributed the success to hard work, discipline and teamwork among teachers, students and parents.

In Kitondo Boys Secondary School, the principal, Onesmus Matheka, led his students and teachers in celebrating their improved performance.

He said the school, which had three students among the top 100 nationally, posted a mean score of 7.9 compared to the previous year’s 7.6.

And in Mbooni Girls, the students put aside effects of cancelled results for three candidates to celebrate their results.

Improved mean

Principal Anne Mwangangi said the school recorded 19 A-, 21 B+, 38B, 54 B- with the last girl scoring a D+.

In Machakos Girls, the principal, Mrs Flora Mulatya, said the school posted an improved mean grade of 7.97 from 7.95 last year.

She said two girls scored A-, 26 B+, 32 B, 33 B-, 33C+ and 12 C plain, meaning more than 86 girls have achieved the public university entry mark.

Machakos Boys High school Principal Muiya Masaku said his boys scored one A, 10 A-, 36 C+, 44 C and 50 C. Two scored D.

Meanwhile, the province’s top girl in last year’s KCSE wants to become a doctor. Doris Mbabu Mwendwa of Precious Blood Girls Kilungu was ranked number 13 nationally

"It is really a great experience interacting with the sick and seeing them heal under your care, " she said.

The third-born in a family of six girls turned 17 yesterday, and is teaching at Kathigiri Primary School in her home Igoji division.

She was in class when she got the news, adding "I could not believe what they were telling me until I saw my name on television".

Asked what contributed to her success, Doris told The Standard yesterday:"God had a big hand in my sweet success."

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