Top two scorers want to pursue medicine, attribute feat to prayer

Thursday, December 19th, 2019 00:00 |
Family and friends of Felix Glenmark Too (lifted) of Moi High School, Kabarak, celebrate after he scored grade A-(minus) in the KCSE exam. Photo/PD/Raphael Munge

Winstonne Chiseremi and George Kebaso

Both the top boy and girl in the just-released KCSE exam want to pursue medicine career.

Tony Wabuko Buluma of Kapsabet Boys High School and Maryanne Njeri Barasa (Kenya High Girls School), both who scored A Plain with 87 points, were elated  with performance when People Daily interviewed them following the release of the results.   

Buluma attributed his exemplary performance to prayers, hard work and support from the teachers and his parents

Buluma, who spoke to People Daily from  his Mumias home, Kakamega county yesterday, said he wants to pursue medicine. Interestingly, Buluma was among the top 20 students in the 2015 KCPE.

“I am  overjoyed with my performance,’ he said.

And at Kapsabet Boys, teachers and parents broke into song and dance to celebrate the school’s exemplary performance.

Leaders from the area, including Governor  Stephen Sang, joined the candidates and staff in the celebrations.

The school, which emerged second nationally after the Kenya High Girls, improved from position 26 last year.It had 49 As (plain).

The school also produced  the third best student nationally, David Odhiambo Abok who scored a mean grade of A with 86 points. 

Clear syllabus

School chief principal Kipchumba Maiyo said they were confident the school would produce good results, given its history of producing top performers and leaders, including retired President Daniel Moi and Deputy President William Ruto, Governor Sang and Senator Samson Cherargei.

“Our secret has always been to clear the syllabus on time and concentrate on revision.

There is also a lot cooperation between teachers and the Board Of Management,” said  Maiyo accompanied by the school board chair Prof Simon Mining’.

And on his part Governor Sang said: “we resolved as political leaders never to interfere in the management and running of the school.”

And at the Kenya High in Nairobi, Principal Flora Mulatya termed the performance a “miracle”. 

 The institution also produced the best three girls nationally.

“The best we have had is 24 As. The highest we have reached is position two ever in the history of this school,” she said yesterday.

The girl best girl Maryanne, was also  in a celebratory mood.

“I was in the house watching the results being announced. I didn’t believe it when I heard my name in the top 10. I screamed.

What I can say is that one just have to be disciplined because that’s the foundation of everything,” she said, adding that prayer—both hers and her parents’—played a huge part in her success.

The principal said the school’s performance was based on hard work; collective efforts from both the teachers and students; discipline and prayers.

More on National