Kolanya Girls in Busia County marks 50 years of academic excellence
Kolanya Girls High School in Teso North, Busia County, is marking half a century of transforming the lives of young people by providing quality education since its inception.
As the school celebrates its golden jubilee, it is worth noting the strides the institution has taken to become an academic powerhouse in the region.
Dr. Tabitha Okama, the chief principal who took over in 2021, is attributing the immense growth to a unique culture of the school weaved in teamwork, the commitment of teachers, and consistent support from the board of management.
In 2021, Kolanya Girls was ranked the best after producing two candidates with straight As in Busia County and receiving an academic award despite the ravages that had been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2021 results were also replicated in the KCSE 2022 results.
“At Kolanya Girls, students are not only taught how to read and write and perform well; girls are also taught life skills,” she told parents during the celebration held at the school and attended by education officials including Teso North Sub-County Director of Education, James Ekalio, and the board of management chair, Gladys Nabiswa.
Mr. Ekalio lauded the Kolanya Girls fraternity for their commendable work.
The school has a total of 60 teachers, 41 employed by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and 19 by the board of management.
Godfrey Wamalwa is a Bungoma-based journalist who enjoys writing Politics, Crime, Sports and Education.