THREE STUDENTS SHARE TOP MARKS
Three students shared the top spot in the results for the 2012 Kenya National Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) released yesterday. Two boys, Mwaura Boniface Kiongo and Wachira Njomo, both from Kiambu County, and one girl, Kinoti Joy Kithure from Fred’s Academy in Meru County, achieved a score of 430 points.
Although the top marks were 12 points down on that achieved by the leading students in 2011, Education Minister Mutula Kilonzo termed the results a ‘significant improvement’ over the previous year with an increase in the number of candidates scoring over 250 marks.
Once again private schools and academies recorded better results than public schools.
The top ten schools nationally were:
- Newlight Komorock Nairobi
- Makini Ngong Road Academy Nairobi
- Gilgil Hills Academy Nakuru
- Marell Academy Bungoma
- Fred’s Academy Meru
- Chelsea Academy Bomet
- Pleasant View School Kiambu
- John Paul II Laikipia
- Josnem Academy Nyandarua
- Kathigiri B Meru
For more coverage of the KCPE results:
‘KCPE Brightest Stars’ – Daily Nation
‘Private Schools Excel’ – The Standard
YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS – RAILA ODINGA LAUNCHES CORD MANIFESTO
Talking of the top 10, Raila Odinga launched CORD’s manifesto yesterday at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre with Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula at his side and representatives from all 13 parties in the CORD coalition.
CORD’s manifesto is based on a 10 point programme:
- Creation of decent jobs
- Assurance of food security
- Security for all Kenyans guaranteed
- People will govern themselves justly
- Equal opportunity and social protection
- Poverty alleviation
- Fair land reforms and improvement of infrastructure
- Quality education
- Universal healthcare
The Kenya Forum is keen that our readers make informed decisions come the next election but you may have missed the news of CORD’s manifesto launch.
The Kenya Forum asks of Raila Odinga’s campaign team: whatever induced you to launch the manifesto on the day the KCPE results were published?! The next day’s reporting of CORD’s manifesto launch was relegated to page 19 of the Daily Nation and the inside pages of The Standard, knocked off the front pages, of course, by the news of the KCPE results.
For more coverage of CORD manifesto go to: ‘Cord pledges better times as it unveils 10-point plan’ (Daily Nation) and CORD lines up reforms for civil service, land (The Standard).