Mombasa: Coast girl tops in exam
Abdulkarim Tasneem Hasham of Sheikh Khalifa was the top girl nationally, with a performance index of 86.817.
Overall, Tony Edgar Odongo of Maseno School was named the best candidate in exams released by Education Minister Mutula Kilonzo. He scored straight As and obtained an average performance index of 86.997.
Coming closely in second position was Oliver Kiaye of neighbouring Maranda High School, Siaya, who had a performance index of 86.967.
This meant that Nyanza produced the top two candidates in the exams.
The third position was taken by Borona Victor Koome of Alliance High School, while Abdalla Hamza Yusuf of Sheikh Khalifa was ranked fourth.
In the fifth position was Elkana Nyang’ari Omare of Maranda High School as Abdulkarim Tasneem Hasham, a female, of Sheikh Khalifa emerged sixth.
There were only two females among the top 10 and 33 among the top 100— a show of persistent skewed performance in gender terms.
The second best female was Patricia Musomba of Kenya High who obtained a performance index of 86.779.
Others in the top 10 were Gachoki Stanley Mbuthia of Alliance High School, Mutembei Sammy Micheni of Lenana School and Calvin Wisdom Carlos of Maranda
Commenting on the top candidate’s performance, Maseno School Principal Paul Otula described Tony Edgar Odongo as an outstanding, disciplined and self-driven student.
“We are humbled by the performance and happy that his hard work paid off and he brought glory to the school,” said Mr Otula.
Overall, the top school was Moi High School, Kabarak, which obtained a performance index of 78.859 and was followed by Alliance High School with a performance index of 78.492.
Placed in third position was Mary Mother of Grace High School (76.725) and was followed in sequel by Strathmore (76.7240), Kenya High School (75.907), Alliance Girls High School (75.828) and Maranda (75.644).
For Maranda, this was a drop from the previous year’s performance, when it topped the ranking chart.
Other schools in the top 10 were Loreto Limuru (75.266), Moi Girls High School Eldoret (75.156) and Precious Blood Riruta (75.149).
In the ranking of national schools, Alliance High School was tops, followed by Kenya High and Alliance Girls. Maranda, which was elevated to national school two years ago, was ranked fourth, Loreto Limuru (5), Moi Girls Eldoret (6), Starehe Boys Centre (7), Kapsabet (8), Maseno (9) and MaryHill Girls (10).
Increasingly, private schools have started showing performance in KCSE unlike in the past, when their strength was displayed largely at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.
Source: Daily Nation