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Sunday, 8 March 2015

How Mukaa upstaged giants to shine bright

Mukaa boys in Makueni county upstaged usual top performers by registering a mean score of 9.08 in 2014 KCSE results. The score broke the record for the school that has been rising for the past five years with last year attaining 8.9. Out of the 178 boys who sat for the exam 172 attained C+ and above and are now eligible to join public universities.
 According to the school principal Francis Mutunga, hard work, discipline and determination helped them to propel them to top heights over the last five years. In Makueni county the top school was Precious Blood Girls with 9.10 followed by Mukaa Boys with 9.08, Makueni Boys 9.0, Mbooni Girls 8.2 while Ngoto Boys had 7.9. Mbooni Boys also pulled up by being position two in Mbooni district. Mbooni Boys principal Mathew Mutiso thanked students and parents for their continuing support to the school. Eleven students from Utangwa Mixed in the county did not receive their results after KNEC cancelled their results.
In Machakos county, Machakos Girls maintained lead with 9.4, Machakos Boys 8.7, Vyulya Girls 7.7, Matungulu Girls 7.8 with Kathiani Girls scoring 7.6 an improvement from last year. Ndalani Mixed in Yatta scored 8.6. Masii Boys droped to 5.8. Tala and Kangundo boys perfomed badly remaining at 6. Muthale Girls in Kitui had an impressive mean of 8 while Kitui High although a national school did not post good results according to education observers.
The level of competition has seen girls schools remain at the top of boys schools. According to Machakos Girls principal Florence Mulatya, the school achieved good results due to co-operation amongst stakeholders and thanked parents for continuing support of the school. Over the last one year TSChas carried out major transferS of heads with the aim of improving performance in schools across the three Ukambani counties.