Parents urged to stop undermining day schools

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Parents have been advised to stop scrambling for places in boarding secondary schools while ignoring day schools.

Speaking during a thanks giving ceremony for the students who managed to score minimum university entry points at Matunda Salvation Army Mixed Day Secondary School in Likuyani Sub County, the school Principal Mary Luvanda chided the tendency and reiterated that a majority of day schools had equal capacity to compete with established boarding schools

“For example my school which every year registers the highest number of candidates in the Sub County has been able to record exemplary performance in the KCSE examinations for thirteen years running yet it’s a day co- educational school,” she said.

She said her school had managed to send a large number of her students to public universities besides producing top students in the Sub County.

“Boarding schools pick the best students in KCPE and leave for us average and below average students but all the same we manage to play our role and they end up performing in national examinations”, she added.

Mrs. Luvanda noted that exemplary performance in examinations required cordial relationships among teachers, parents, students and the community.

She at the same time advised parents to ensure they provided equal education opportunities for both their female and male students saying that healthy competition witnessed between boys and girls in her school was very encouraging.

A total of 134 students from the school attained mean grades that would allow them to join public universities.