Itumbu Primary School in Chekalini Ward has produced the best candidate in Lugari Constituency with 415 marks in the just released Kenya certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).
Moses Nyukuri, 14, was short of 16 marks to be among the best candidates in the country, the top one having scored 431 marks.
Nyukuri scored 85 (A) in English, 79 (A-) in Kiswahili, 85 (A) in Maths, 78 (A-) in Science, 88 (A) in Social Studies and Religious Education.
Itumbu Primary headteacher Mr. Evans Adalo, who joined the school four years agom, celebrated Moses’ results, saying the boy’s success was inspired by his hardwork discipline and focus.
“He never got below 400 marks in mock exams, despite coming from a humble background and living with her single mother,” the headteacher said.
Moses’ score is the highest since the school started in 2012, the top candidates in 2020 and 2021 having scored 385.
“Through thorough revision, student motivation, discipline and hard work, the school has been able to post sterling results,” the headteacher.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.