Coast private schools post stellar performance

Thursday, December 19th, 2019 00:00 |
Khairat Mohamed from Lights Academy Mombasa, who scored an A. Photo/PD/BONFACE MSANGI

Private schools in Mombasa county beat public schools after recording exemplary performance in the just-released Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam results.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayyed Al-Nayyan Secondary School topped the county with three of its students scoring grade A and 36 getting A- translating to a 9.01 mean score up from 8.73 in 2018.

Khelefa Abbas, Abdikadirjar Hassan and Rehena Hussein scored 83, 83 and 81 points respectively out of 206 candidates. The school also scooped 46 B+, 41 Bs and 33 C+.

In Memon High School Academy in Mvita constituency, Fatma Mohamed scored an  A- alongside Salame Ali, both with 81 points in a class of 93 candidates.

Speaking at the school after the release of the results, Mohamed said she hopes to study medicine at the University of Nairobi. She said her determination and hard work made her emerge victorious. 

Play critical role

“I would like to dedicate my success to my parents who were very supportive; my hard work and determination also played a very critical role to my success. I would like to study medicine at the University of Nairobi,” said Fatma.

At Qubaa Muslim School, nine candidates scored A-, with Mohamed Osman topping the lot with 76 points followed by Aisha Twahir and Ali Juma, respectively.

One of the best performing candidates, Shazmeen Kassam, said her performance was aided by her teachers who she hailed for playing a critical role in her studies.

“I would like to study medicine, my parents and teachers helped me very much to achieve my dreams,” she said.

The school head teacher Leonard Mbalu said the institution increased its mean score to 7.7 points.

 “There is a change in the way girls have performed this year, we have witnessed good performance from female candidates compared to 2018 results,” he said.

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