Song, dance in Kisumu as top KCPE student scores 432 marks
Kisumu erupted in celebration following the release of the 2017 KCPE exam results on Tuesday.
Parents and teachers sang and danced with top performing candidates to celebrate their grades.
Nicy Agwenge of MM SHA Primary School was the best in the county with 432 marks. The 14-year-old girl said she wants to go to Alliance High School.
“This has come as a surprise. It took me an hour to check my results. I knew I would pass but not to this extent,” she said.
Agwenge said she wants to become a neurosurgeon.
Linet Atieno, another candidate at the school, scored 411 marks.She said she wants to join Kenya High School and become a pilot.
Head teacher Marcellus Okweya said the school has greatly improved since last year.
At Golden Elite School, the top student was Cynthia Matara with 423 marks.
She was followed by Stephany Tara with 417, Cynthia Beth with 416 and Liz Ingrid with 404 marks.
Matara, 14, attributed her success to God, hard work and adequate support from teachers and her parents.
She wants to join Kenya High and become a neurosurgeon.
Stephany told The Star she wants to become a civil engineer and hopes to join Alliance High School.
“Even though I faced some challenges in English and Kiswahili, I managed to overcome them and I can now proudly say ‘Alliance here I come’,” she said.
School director Charles Ochome attributed the success to good planning, hard work, prayers and parental support.
Ochome said the school had seven candidates with over 400 marks.