Machakos Catholic Bishop Norman King’oo has voiced his dissatisfaction over dismal performance in last year’s KCSE exams. Traditional academic powerhouses in the region recorded poor results, resulting in the bishop’s call for immediate action from education stakeholders.
Speaking during the annual Pilgrimage for Catholics at the Komarock Shrine in Matungulu Sub-County, Bishop King’oo highlighted the urgency of addressing the deteriorating educational landscape. He stressed the need for swift intervention to prevent adverse effects on the county’s future development prospects.
“It is alarming to witness the rapid decline in academic performance among schools that were once pinnacles of excellence,” Bishop King’oo said.
He expressed dismay that not a single secondary school in the county achieved a mean score of 9, underscoring the severity of the situation. Kathiani Girls was the best-performing school in the County with a mean of 8.45.
The bishop urged leaders and education stakeholders to collaborate in raising educational standards.
“We must implement measures to elevate Machakos County’s educational profile. We aim for schools in this region to set the benchmark for academic achievement,” he asserted.
Addressing concerns over the disparity between students’ performance in KCPE and KCSE, Bishop King’oo emphasized the need for accountability and improvement within the education system.
Here’s how Machakos County Schools performed;