Busia female day scholar breaks 30 year record

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Sisters Everlyne Asande (second left) and Faith Nafula with their parents at their Machakusi village home
Sisters Everlyne Asande (second left) and Faith Nafula with their parents at their Machakusi village home

A day scholar from St Joseph’s Chakol Secondary School in Teso South, Busia county broke a 30-year-old record when she became the first female student to beat her male counterparts in KCSE in the region.

Faith Nafula Ochakara, 16, from Machakusi village scored an A- of 75 points to lead in the school. She led the Index one student Winston Manyasa who scored a B+.

Faith’s eldest sister Everlyne Asande scored a B plain. The top performer had secured a place at Kolanya Girls High School but a lack of school fees saw her sister Dorcas Ochakara take her to St Joseph’s Chakol where she was a Kiswahili and Geography Teacher.

Faith scored straight As in Physics, Maths and CRE. She scored A- in Business Studies, B+ in Chemistry and Kiswahili, and B- in English and Biology in her KCSE exams.

Two other day scholars Echosit Edwin Papa of Fr Okodoi Secondary (Teso South) and Brian Omuse of Kamuriai Secondary school in Teso North scored an A- of 75 and 74 points respectively.

Teso region top schools failed to produce quality grades. Kolanya Girls High Schools had six students with B+. St Paul’s Amukura High School and St Peter’s Aterait managed a B plain for top performers. Kolanya Boys High school registered three B+. St Monica Chakol ‘s top student scored a B+, the same as St Thomas Amagoro Girls.

Nangina Girls has two students who registered A- grades with 75 points each. The school principal, Phinorah Buyengo said commitment, parenting the children and putting God first earned them good results in the KCSE exams.

Nambale Boys, which had a record 539 students who sat for the exams, had two students with A- grades. Juma Pradison scored an A- of 75 points with William Mukanda getting an A- of 75 points.

St Benedict Budalangi which registered a mean score of 6.933 in 2015 dropped to 5.031 in  KCSE 2016 exams. Five students scored B+, 7 scored B, 6 scored B-,  8 scored C+, 18 had C, 20 had C- grades, 32 had D+, 30 scored D and 3 scored D-.

St Mathias in Matayos Sub County had three students who scored B+, 3B, 9B-, 15C+, 12C, 30C-, 30D+, 32D and 31D-. The top student at St Mary’s Mundika Boys scored a B+.

Sigalame Boys top student, Robert Maclean scored an A- of 75 points with Kisoko Girls and   Madende top students scoring a B plain.