Bungoma High School in Bungoma is a jubilant lot after the ministry of education released KCSE results Thursday following their improvement and success in the National examinations.
According to Bungoma high school principal, Mr Edward Wachilonga his school has registered good results compared to the previous year of 2014.
Speaking during an interview at west media limited studios, Wachilonga said that, his school had a total number of 271 candidates who sat for the exam.
“We had three candidates with A plain, 30 A minus, 67 B+, 83 B plain, 47 B minus, 29 C plus, 9 C plain ,3 C minus and one D PLUS ,” posed Wachilonga.
This is equivalent to a mean score of 8.95 a slightly improvement compared to that registered in 2014, where we had a mean grade of 8.3.
“Our target for the year 2015 was 9.5 mean but we still thank God because we have improved. 259 candidates have gained direct entry into the university,” said the principal.
Mr. Wachilonga attributed the good results to the commitment of his teachers and students who were determined to succeed.
According to the principal for exam irregularity to be brought to any end, all stakeholders in the education system must team up and work towards bringing sanity in the system.
“I want to advice all students to avoid using shortcuts in search of good grades, but just work hard, as now the examination council does not punish schools but the individual candidates who involve in cheating,” posed the principal.
However the principal advised those who have not attained direct entries into university to consider starting at Diploma college and even polytechnics to gain skills and knowledge that will help them earn a living in future.
He confirmed that indeed the Government is paying exam fees for all candidates seating for KCSE in all public schools.
Mr. Wachilonga said that free education has increased the number of students in all schools across the county hence making the allocated money for books not enough, asking the government to increase the allocation.
He thanked the board of management and the school’s PTA committee for its support and parents at large for contributing to the good results.
“We will also hold a post results meeting of head teachers in the county to review on ways of improving on them come next year,” said Wachilonga.
Present also during the interview was Mary Velma, who attained an A plain during last year’s exam at St. Brigids in Kiminini Trans Nzoia county.
Velma attributed her good result to her teachers, thanking God for all the good fruits.
She is looking forward to join JKUAT University and pursue a course in engineering.