Kathigiri Primary (PCEA SPONSORED) school does it Again! KCPE second best pupil with 447 marks
Second best student in this year 2017 KCPE results is from a pulic school with 447 marks and is from Kathigiri Public Boarding School in Meru.
Kathigiri Public Day and Boarding Primary School in South Imenti, Meru county, has for six consecutive years been ranked the best public boarding school in the country in national examinations.
In last year’s KCPE 2016, its top student, Lennox Kimathi Kiranki, scored 446 marks. The second best candidate, Brian Kimathi, scored 440 marks and he was followed by Allan Ngugi (436) and Kevin Munene (435). The poorest performer scored 371 marks. it had a mean score of 409 and according to the head teacher Ragwa Micheni, 40 candidates scored 400 marks and above in the class of 57 pupils.
The school is under PCEA sponsorship and according to Micheni where the current PCEA moderator hails from, the determination, high self esteem and sound discipline of the pupils contributed to their success.
“The school is child-friendly and pupils operate as if they are at home because we give them a lot of encouragement and support. We make them feel at home,” said Micheni.
He said most of their alumni are pursuing medicine and engineering courses in public universities. “They got straight As in KCSE.”
The school has a population of 310 pupils. “We focus on quality teaching and when we admit new pupils through interviews from class four to five. We only admit 70 pupils per year,” Micheni said.
“We want to maintain quality teaching and retain our top position. We are happy for the support that has made us the top public boarding school in the last six years,” he said.
Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is released this year’s Standard Eight national exam results from 11am.
Dr Matiang’i released the outcome of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education tests at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development in the capital Nairobi.
The release comes almost a month earlier than previous years after marking was fast-tracked by optical machines.