There was dance and joy at Makutaon Central and Town View academies after they produced best pupils in the county in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.
Mourren Chepeng’at of Town View academy emerged the best girl and top best pupil in the county with 436 marks.
Chepnga’at who said wants to be a neuron-surgeon in future attributed her success to hard work and high discipline.
“I promised my parents before I sat for my exams that I will break the record set by my elder brother. Am happy I have broken that record. My brother sat for KCPE in the year 2012 and scored 400 marks,” she said.
Her parents Donald and Rose Lonyal said as a family they were happy with the results posted by their daughter making her emerge the best in the county.
“I knew she could be among the best pupils in the county but I never imagined she would emerge the best in the county,” said Lonyal.
The best boy in the county came from Makutano academy with 411 Marks.
Edwin Riwoi was received with song and dance by his teachers at the school three hours after the results were announced.
The boy was forced to travel over 50 kilometres from their rural home to his former school.
The head teacher Mr. Mayende attribute the success of the boy to unity among teachers and pupils in the school.
Her mother Prisicah Jacob who is a house wife asked for well wishers to help her child further his education since she had no any income generating job.
Meanwhile private school heads in West Pokot County asked the government not to discriminate pupils from private schools during form one selection.
Led by Mkautano Central academy head teacher Albert Mayende, they said pupils from private schools in the country should be given equal chance during the selection process.
“During employment we don’t discriminate those who schooled in private schools why discriminate them during form one selection,” he said.
He said those who have qualified to join form one should be given the slots despite the schools they schooled in.
“The two slots allocated for top students from each sub county should be given the pupils despite the schools they come from,” he said.
The heads also asked Kenya National Examinational Council to arrest and prosecute those who were behind circulation of fake exam papers.
“Those who were circulating the papers should be arrested because they are out to water down our education system. In future we will not be able to have professions in this country if we continue spoon feeding our children,” he said.