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Monday 4 August 2014


Committed teachers, a disciplined student fraternity and use of incentives are some of the new methodologies that have been employed with success to instill discipline, Machakos School head Masaku Muiya has stated.

Masaku who scooped the Machakos district principal of the year title says a person with genuine kindness can lead students to a promising future.
“Students will work extra hard and improve on the number of quality which will see many of them attaining direct entries to public universities,” he said.

He said good time management enables them cover the syllabus in time without having to sacrifice the time set aside for extra-curriculum activities and holidays.
Speaking to Weekly Citizen in his office, Masaku attributed the school success to God’s will, hard work by both the students and the teachers and the unequivocal support from parents and other stakeholders.

“The principal is one of the most important figures in school administration. The principal sets the mood of the school,” he said
 He said having a balance between strictness and laxity should be the number one requirement for any principal.

“A person who leads with integrity is a good leader. Not only will this leader put others before him but this leader will make the necessary sacrifices to lead others with dignity,” he said.
The head saluted the 2013 KCSE candidates for the good performance saying they had flown the school’s flag to the skies.

He urged teachers, parents and students to strive to make the girls school a centre of discipline and academic excellence where every student sacrifices to make their dreams come true.
Masaku said that despite the many challenges that the school encountered, the results were eventually pleasing and thus appreciated all the support from all the stakeholders.
“Motivation is given to students who perform well through awards together with teachers attending workshops,” he said.

During the annual district education day held at the school’s ground, the school bagged over 20 trophies.
Machakos School was also named the best managed secondary school with full support from all education stakeholders.

Machakos School had a mean score of 9.04 followed by Machakos Girls headed by Flora Mulatya with a mean score of 8.79.
Machakos School led in Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, History, Art and Design, Agriculture, Business studies, Computer studies and French.
The best public day secondary schools were Kitulu Secondary, Kikumbo headed by Johnson Kieti and Kusyomuomo Secondary under GK Mutua.

Machakos Girls, Mumbuni Boys and Mumbuni Girls were named best county schools while Alim High School, Pope Paul Seminary and Machakos Academy were best private schools.
Most improved secondary schools are Pope Paul Seminary, AIC Kiimakimwe and Mumbuni Girls.

Machakos Academy, One Hill Academy and Machakos Primary were crowned the best overall schools in the district in primary schools category.
The best public schools were Machakos Primary headed by Boniface Muindi with a mean score of 323.

Number two is Iiyuni Primary under Francis Mululu with a mean score of 306 and Kyasila Primary school with a mean score of 299.40. Mbaluku with a mean score of 195.08, Mikono (198.37) and Ianzoni (190.63) were named as the most improved primary schools in the district.
The best zones were Muumandu zone with a mean score of 244.36 under Tac Tutor Grace Muia followed by Kalama zone (243.74) and then Kola zone under Francis Ndunda with a mean score of 243.65

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