The recommendations of education task force formed by former Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua to look into what was ailing the sector in Nakuru county has began to yield fruits following exemplary results in 2018 KCPE exams.
The task force was formed on February 7 in 2014 and tabled its findings 45 days to the county government for implementation.And three years down the line, the fruits of the recommendations are already being felt.
Despite private schools recording better results in 2018 KCPE results, public schools have also continued to shine 3 years since the implementation of the task force report.
At Racetrack Primary in Flamingo Ward of Nakuru East Sub County, Juliet Akinyi and Michael Mangu managed to score 425 and 419 marks respectively putting the school on the national radar.
Addressing press during a thanksgiving ceremony at the school, the academic giants attributed their performances to good cooperation with their teachers and parents.
“The best scores can be attributed to the good working relation with our teachers” they said.
Sentiments echoed by the school head Ms Caroline Njuguna who says the class of 2018 had 119 candidates with 9 scoring 400 marks and above while only 5 managed to score below 250 marks.
The school had a means core of 315 which is an improvement from 2017’s mean score of 294.
“We thank God for the class of 2018 which managed to improve from 294 to mean score of 315”said Ms Njuguna.
Flamingo Ward MCA Eddy Kiragu who joined the school in celebrating the good performance stated that education was part of his development pillars.
The first time MCA was categorical that he will continue to work with other stakeholders in improving the education standards in the schools in Flamingo Ward.
“Education is one of my development pillars and we want to thank God that schools in our ward have performed well. I will continue working with other stakeholders in ensuring improved standards” said MCA Kiragu.
Similar script witnessed at Nakuru Baptist Academy Niece Kemunto and Jay Muhanje scored 414 and 408 marks respectively.
According to Nakuru Baptist Academy Head teacher Ms Lucy Njoroge the 2018 class had recorded exemplary results attributing same to the hard working class and committed teachers.
“We are very happy, this is our year 2018” said Ms Njoroge. But in Bahati North Academy in Bahati Sub County the 2018 class managed a mean score of 387.97 making them academic giants in the sub county.
Timothy Kibiwot managed 412 marks.
The school had the last candidate scoring 353 marks.Head teacher Mr.Patrick Wesonga says the best performance is due to the collaboration in ensuring quality education.
“We have had good working relation that has seen the good results” said Mr.Wesonga.
At Scholar Grammar School in Mogoon Nakuru West Sub County, Felix Kiprono was top with 402 marks and he attributes the marks to commitment, discipline, hardwork and support from teachers.
Kiprono now hopes to join Kapsabet Boys High school to pursue his studies and even dream of becoming Architecture.
“I thank God that I was able to score 402 marks. My dream is to become Architecture” he told reporters who visited the school.
The School’s Director Ms Anne Koech is proud of the 2018 class as she says the class has performed exemplary compared to the previous years.
Sentiments echoed by Head teacher Mr. Wilson Njuguna who commends the teachers and parents for the good work.
The school which had 20 candidates managed a mean score of 307.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Parents and teachers celebrate good performance at Racetrack Primary school in Nakuru East.