The announcement of KCSE examinations by Education CS Fred Matiang’i, witnessed both celebration and mourning in Trans Nzoia County as some schools performed exemplary while some schools’ results were withheld.
The once champion school in academics and extra co-curricular activities in the county St. Anthony’s Boys High school results were cancelled by KNEC for having been involved in exams cheating in a Biology paper.
The school remained silent for the better part of the day with the school gate remaining closed and students confined in their classes without the celebration that is usually witnessed immediately examination results are out every year.
Efforts by journalists to be addressed by the principal of the school did not yield any fruits as even his phone was switched off.
And as St. Anthony’s Boys were mourning it was Jubilation at St. Josephs National School as the school performed well in the last year’s examination by registering a mean grade of A- with an improved mean of 11.022.
While breaking the good news for the school, Principal Peter Obwogo congratulated the teachers of the school, parents and students for the exemplary performance that has put the school on top.
The school had 361 students with all attaining the minimum university entries.
They had 2 B-(MINUS) 9 B (PLAIN), 43 B+(PLUS,) 189 A-( MINUS ) and 73 A (PLAIN).
The school improved in mean from the last years 10.00 up to 11.022.
The principal praised last year’s performance attributing it to the dedicated class that was disciplined and worked as a team.
He thanked the sponsors of the school including the catholic church , parents, teachers, and neighbours of the school for continued support.
The school head who received the award of the Best principal of the year last year was joyful and had to take part in dancing with the students whom he said has done him proud.