KCSE 2022: All 118 candidates at little-known St. Paul Igonga secondary qualify to join university

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KCSE 2022: All 118 candidates at little-known St. Paul Igonga secondary qualify to join university
KCSE results for St. Paul Igonga secondary school. PHOTO/Courtesy

Little-known St. Paul Igonga secondary school and sleeping giant Cardinal Otunga, Mosocho high school have set history in Kisii county for transiting 100 per cent of students in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.

Igonga, in Bonchari constituency, Kisii South Sub County is the first sub-county school to take all 118 students to universities. One candidate scored A, plain, 28, A-, 78, B+ and 11 B plain respectively.

The school’s principal Bonface Masese attributed the success to hard work, discipline by students, and support from parents, the board of managements and the ministry of education.

“Our concerted effort bore fruits. The school attained a mean score of 10.2 in the examination. We thank God for the victory” Masese stated.

At Cardinal Otunga high school in Mosocho, the principal Chrispinus Otieno said all students qualified to join universities and linked the success to teamwork.

The school had 330 candidates; 28 scored A plain, 201 A-, 97 B+, 3 B and 1 B- and attained a mean of 10.76 up from last year’s 7.44. The school is the second nationally after Nyambaria which led with 10.89.

“The school used to perform well in academics and extracurricular activities in the 80s. It is our dream to bring it where it belongs," Otieno told the press at the school, adding that Philip Otara got an A of 84 points and was the best.

He said they completed the syllabus in first term and used the second and third terms for revising, adding teachers sacrificed weekends to coach the candidates and that the school also engaged motivational speakers and examiners from the Kenya National Examination Council to motivate the candidates.

Mobamba secondary school also posted impressive results with all 348 students passing and joining universities. Four students scored A- 4, B+ 117, B 202, B-24 and C+1.

The school’s principal Dr George Ogochi said it is the first time the school was taking all students to universities and attributed it to teamwork.

“Our students worked hard. I thank parents, teachers, education officers and board of management for supporting the school," Ogochi said.

At Kisii school, principal Fred Mogaka said 500 out 527 candidates who wrote the examination qualified to join universities, adding the school attained a mean of 9.12.

22 students scored A plain, A- 93, B+ 117, B plain 123, B- 75, C+ 70, C plain 20, C- 5, and D+ 2.

“I thank stakeholders for their concerted effort which led to good results. The students worked hard and were disciplined," Mogaka said.

39 candidates who sat KCSE from Kiage Tumaini Boys qualified to join universities with the best student scoring B+ and the last B-.

School’s director Dr Joseph Kiage said 12 candidates scored B+, B plain 24, and B- 3 and attributed the success to hard work by the learners, discipline and dedication by the staff

“We recorded a Mean of 9.2 compared to 8.9 last year. Our teachers taught day and night despite disruptions by the Covid 19," Dr Kiage said.

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