Katheka primary school in Kitui West held their thanksgiving mass to celebrate good KCPE results which placed them as the top public school in Kitui county.
Despite being located in the little-known town of Katheka, the school got a mean score of 352 marks in the 2021 KCPE from a mean score of 344 in the 2020 KCPE. The top student being Michael Laurence garnered 413 marks translating to seven candidates with above 400 marks.
Addressing the media, the school headteacher Mrs. Muthusi attributed their remarkable results to teamwork and always praying together, and putting God first.
“The class of 2021 had a candidature of 94 and we thank God because this year we had an improvement and we are very happy about them and this is as a result of the commitment of the teachers who have dedicated their time to see the best from our students. The other thing that made them excel is that they are very prayerful,” she said.
One of the parents who had attended the event thanked the church for being at the forefront to support the school and called upon the students to continue with the discipline they have been showing.
“I’m a parent here and an alumnus of this school where I completed in the year 1980 and we are happy because from all that time the school has been performing well and that’s why we say ‘si uchawi ni mazoea‘ for their discipline which has translated to good results and thanks to the teachers for their dedication,” Joseph Muema added.
Rev. Fr. Ngungu who is also an alumnus of the school and a Lecturer and Chaplain at the South Eastern Kenya University stated that they have been motivating the teachers and students from their strong Alumni group that they formed and join hands to motivate the teachers by taking them to school trips to feel appreciated.
“When the teachers and students are motivated they can do better than when they are not motivated, the church has also played a major role in molding the students,” he said.
The students who performed well showed their happiness and thanked the school management for supporting them to see the best out of them.
“I got 413 in the KCPE and after receiving my results I was more than overjoyed and I would like to join Mang’u high school and later be an engineer,” Brian Mwendwa stated.
The school management urged other public schools to benchmark with them to get the best and not to give up despite their school status.
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