Shun fear and focus on success, Gideon tells exam candidates

Moi High School Kabarak's Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

The Moi High School Kabarak family yesterday held prayers for its Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates.

Prayers for the 2021/2022 class at the school were presided over by former African Inland Church presiding bishop Silas Yego ahead of the exams that will run from February 28 to April 1. Baringo Senator Gideon Moi challenged students at the school to ensure they do their best in the exam.

Gideon, who is also the school’s board chairman, exuded confidence that the students would excel, thanking the parents for their support to the students and the school.

“Your desire for excellence should be greater than your fear of failure. Forget the reasons you won’t succeed and believe the one reason you will attain success,” said Gideon.

In a speech read by Kabarak University vice-chancellor Prof Henry Kiplagat, Gideon called on the 349 candidates to put their best effort in the exam.

“There are three things you can’t recover from: A word after it has been uttered, a moment after it has been missed and time after it is gone. Be careful to do your best for the glory of God,” said Gideon. 

Prof Kiplagat, who doubles up as the school’s executive director, lauded the school administration for proper preparation of the students for the exam.

Moral values

“It is a job well done and we have confidence that this year, our candidates will shine brighter the rest. You have shaped these children to face academics and the world and equipped them with moral values,” said Kiplagat.

The school headteacher Elisheba Cheruiyot said that despite the challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, they were confident that the students, who were enrolled at the school on January 10, 2018, would excel in the exam.

Kabarak University vice-chancellor Prof Henry Kiplagat. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

“With proper guidance and teaching and their willingness to learn, we can see they are now focused people ready to face the world,” said Cheruiyot.

Bishop Yego emphasised the significance of prayer, challenging the students to replicate the ideals taught at the school in their life, terming them the generation poised to bring change to the country in the near future.

“You reap what you sow. Rains are important for what you sow to germinate just like prayers are for one to succeed. We are looking forward to great results this year,” said Yego. Speaking on behalf of parents, Michael Sembele described the institution as a centre of academic excellence that has built a great reputation in and outside the country.

“Kabarak is to be emulated by anyone who wants the world to have a well brought up generation. We pray that the culture Mzee Moi started continues. Covid-19 pandemic brought about challenges but we have triumphed,” said Sembele.

Faith Mutheu, the school headgirl who is also among the candidates, hailed former president Daniel Moi for initiating the institution which has shaped the lives of thousands.

“Kabarak has prepared us for this and the time has come. We are ready to cross this valley which many have already crossed....,” she said. Mark Mutinda, the school headboy, thanked parents and teachers for their support during their four-year stay at the school.

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