Is the boy child neglected? AS Girls in public primary schools dominated the top 10 list in Murang’a County
A great question which Mt kenya men ought to ask on today especially with the Muranga and Kiambu county is what happened to the boy child? This is as results of Girls in public primary schools dominated the top 10 list in Murang’a County in the 2017 Kenya Certificate of Primary Examinations (KCPE) exam whose results were released Tuesday.
This is the second year in a row that girls are edging out boys from top positions.
Technology Primary School (public) produced the top two pupils while Bishop Perlo, a private school based in the outskirts of Murang’a Town, produced the third girl in the top 10 list.
Irungu Fridah Muthithi and Ndungu Loise Wangechi got 436 and 431 marks respectively, while Munene Yvonne Naithomi got 430 marks in the just released KCPE exam results.
In 2016, the top student in the county was Nice Njambi Irungu from Bishop Perlo who scored 427 marks.
The two schools have been taking the lead every year in the national examinations.
Notably, Vidhu Ramji Primary School in Murang’a Town which produced the second top boy was nowhere to be seen among top performers in the 2017 KCPE exam.
Ng’ang’a Edwin Penuel from Bishop Kairu was the top boy in the exam with 429 marks, taking position four in the founty.
He was followed by Karugu Antony Muturi and Franklin Mbirwa, both from St Paul Thomas and Technology Primary respectively who scored 428 marks each.
Teachers and parents of Pleasant View Academy in Githunguri, Kiambu County on November 21, 2017 carry James Mburu (right), who scored 441 marks, and Josphine Njoki who scored 401 marks in the 2017 KCPE exam.