Mentoring programme helps school emerge top in Eldoret
A mentoring programme in Uasin-Gishu county targeting learners from humble backgrounds has paid off producing the best candidate in the region.
Eldoret Premier School whose top candidate, Kosgei Michelle Jebet, scored 418 marks, accommodates learners from all walks of life. An elated Jebet yesterday thanked her teachers and parents for guidance and mentorship. “My secret has always been studying hard and believing in God. My dreams are almost coming true,” she said. Jebet hopes to join Moi Girls High School in Eldoret and later become a cardiologist.
She was followed by Achimba Samuel Mirera with 415 marks. The school had a mean score of 381.
School director, Geoffrey Mbugua said teachers endeavour to clear the syllabus early to give learners ample time to revise. Top achievers in the school included Karanja Bryson Mirera (415 marks), Kiplagat Jebiwott Joy (412 marks), Muthoni Joy Judy (411 marks), Abuya Immanuel (409) and Odhiambo Christine (408).
Another top performer in the region was Hill School, a public institution.
- Wycliff Kipsang
Others included: Kosgei Craig Kipchumba (406 marks), Kyalo Adeline (405), Mutai Allan Kiplimo (404), Ephraim Morgan (403) while Koech Meshack Kiplagat and Simiyu Beverly Wekesa scored 402 marks each.
According to Mr Mbugua, their secret has always been mentorship and a close relationship been the teachers and learners from the moment they join the school.
“Those who perform well are always rewarded which has encouraged healthy competition among them. The teachers also relate well with parents. We always aspire to be one community,” said Mr Mbugua.
Another top performer in the region was Hill School, a public school in Eldoret which had more than 40 candidates scoring 400 marks and above with a mean score of 380.
Arnold Mjomba, a student at the school who scored 412 marks attributed his success to God.
“When I was writing my Kiswahili paper , I felt some dizziness forcing me to go and wash my face. I thank God Iater felt okey to continue with the exam,” said Mjomba who wants to join Mang’u High school and later study Engineering at the University.
The school principal Hesbon Ngaira attributed the secret to their success to teamwork between the school and parents.
“We want to show people that even public schools can also do well with proper management and cooperation between teachers and parents,” said Mr Ngaira who led celebrations between teachers and parents at the school.