KCSE 2019: School to send highest number of students to university revealed
Out of the 705 candidates who sat the 2019 KCSE examination at Maranda High School in Siaya County, 619 scored above C+, registering a university pass rate of 88 per cent.
Speaking exclusively to People Daily Digital on December 19, the jovial Maranda High School principal Edwin Namachanja attributed the impressive performance to good coordination between students and teachers.
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"We had 705 candidates seating the KCSE exam and with 619 getting C+ and above, I applaud the coordination between the students and the teachers," said Edwin.
Despite a student population of 2440, the school managed the performance with 60 teachers from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and 31 employed by the school's board.
Even with the name and fame, a high student population at Maranda has started being tricky, acknowledged the principal.
As the school commemorates 100 years after its inception, it plans to hold a celebration party in February 2020.
To utilize some century-old structures with a student population of 2440, time management came to play.
For instance, it required a well-articulated plan to feed over 2440 students in the times slotted for meals in a single dining hall.
Currently, the school is building a new dining hall with sufficient capacity for its huge population.
The school alma mater to ODM leader Raila Odinga, Chief Justice David Maraga and Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists' Union (KMPDU) Secretary General Ouma Oluga.