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Moi Education Centre performs well despite Covid

EDUCATION
By Anyango Otieno | April 17th 2021
Moi Education Centre pupils celebrate KCPE results. [Samson Wire, Standard]

Moi Education Centre in Nairobi posted exemplary results in the just-released KCPE examinations despite challenges posed by Covid-19 pandemic.

The top student, Onchoke Pendo Buyeke, posted 419 marks while Aringo Carla Nene, came second with 414 marks.

The school principal, Christopher Opuodho, said there was a slight drop in performance compared to last year, but was satisfied with the results.

Overall, 225 candidates at the centre sat the exams, with 27 students scoring 400 marks and above.

The rest scored between 399 and 380 marks.

English was the best subject with a mean score of 81. Other subjects had mean scores of over 70.

The mean score for the school was 371.

Opuodho credited the good performance to teamwork between the management, teachers, parents and pupils. 

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Among the top performers in the school, seven are girls, who scored between 419 and 410 marks.

“A lot of attention has been given to the girl-child, but again you find that the last couple of years, at this level, girls normally do very well, but going forward, boys overtake them,” said Opuodho.

He urged the Ministry of Education to look into how to improve the performance of languages in the entire country, especially Kiswahili.

“Kiswahili is a bit of a challenge, especially to schools in urban areas. It has to be really looked into,” he said.

Opuodho also urged the ministry to ensure fairness in the Form One selection.

“They are all Kenyan children and their parents are paying taxes. As stakeholders in the private sector, we are also complementing the efforts of the government.

"We want to ensure that anyone in the private sector is not discriminated against,” said Opuodho.

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