Joseph Kyalo Kioko a visually impaired Kangundo DEB pupil against all odds topped the school in the just-released KCPE results. Mauvoo News visited the school and it was all celebrations because of Kyalo’s good results.
“I am visually challenged. I am grateful to my God and all those who supported me all through my learning period. I managed to score 409 marks. My target was 400 marks.” A joyful Joseph told Mauvoo News.
He however requested the ministry of education to consider them during examinations timing, saying that they struggle a lot to read and the time allocated is relatively short.
Joseph encouraged other students with special needs that disability is not an inability.
“To all needy pupils like me, what I can tell you is that don’t lose hope in life, let’s change the tune by proving that we can,” Joseph added.
Kangundo DEB Primary School Headteacher Kivuva Benard, asked all parents with physically challenged children, instead of hiding them to introduce them to people who can help them. He revealed that Kioko was hardworking and disciplined since when he joined the school.
“Those parents hiding disabled children, let them know that they are killing their dreams. What if Kioko was hidden? Would we be talking of his good performance?”Kivuva said.
Purity Kalondu who scored 402 marks and whose dream is to be a neurosurgeon pointed that she wouldn’t take her success for granted revealing that her dream high school is Mbooni Girls which is in Makueni County.
Rodney Ngila Mwendwa who also scored 402 marks said that his dream high school is Kapsabet boys and he focuses to be an architect.
The school’s Headteacher Kivuva concluded by saying that even if there was Covid-19 pandemic, they used to prepare the students well for the examinations, adding that they need to see them having bright futures.
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