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Melvin Jones Lions Academy records best ever results at IGCSE

School’s Principal Mr.Robinson Alianda, who spoke to Nakurunews.co.ke, attributed the excellent performance to the synergy of purpose among all the stakeholders.

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Nakuru-based Melvin Jones Lions Academy has recorded the best ever results at the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) recently released results.

Established in 1991 by the Lions Club of Nakuru, part of the Lions International, a global charity organization, it is part of the complex of the three sister-schools sponsored by the Lions Club of Nakuru-Lions Nursery and Lions primary School, the other two.

Initially hosted in the premises of Lions primary, it moved into the present stable in 1993.

The objective of the school was to give back to the community, as a form of extending the charity work. From the inception, with handful students to its current population of about 500 students, the school has grown in lips and bounds.

While academics remain the school’s forte, it has produced top performers in the Cambridge Assessment International Examinations. In 2016, the school produced the best student in the world in the IGCSE (O’ Level) examinations, Manraj Singh.

This was a culmination of the excellent performances the school had set before. And, in the just released May/June 2021 results, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the school continued its stellar performance, producing scintillating results.

Below is how the school performed in the recently released results under the International General Certificate of Secondary Education(IGCSE).

IGCSE

Arpit Srivastav 10 A*

Prem Patel  9 A*

Stephanie Muthoni  7A*  2A

AS/A LEVEL

Ambar Chakaraborty  3A*

Dharit Patel   2A* 1A

Njuguna Njonjo 3A

 

The performance from these candidates, according to the Principal, Mr. Robinson Alianda, is “the best ever at IGCSE”.

Alianda, who spoke to Nakurunews.co.ke, attributed the excellent performance to the synergy of purpose among all the stakeholders.

“We have recorded the best ever results at the IGCSE. This can only be attributed to the teamwork of staff, candidate’s resolve, hard work and sheer determination to push beyond the limits, notwithstanding the robust School Board of Management support” stated Alianda.

The school has emerged as the prime destination for parents looking for quality, reliable and yet; affordable international education.

According to the Principal, The National Curriculum of England and Wales is taught in the school with competent and well qualified teachers, with experience spanning many years. Children join the school in year 1 at about seven years of age and complete the full course in year 13 (A ‘Levels) at about age 18.

Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) is the examinations body.  At the end of the course, the children Join local or International universities.

Alianda added that the school will continue punching above its weight.

“We will continue to unapologetically set high and attainable standards to our students, because we know, with proper scaffolding they are achievable” he affirmed.

There has been a strong and ever-increasing demand for the British National Curriculum education in Nakuru town and the country at large.

This is the gap in the market that Melvin Jones Lions Academy has been able to fill and with an expanding middle class within Nakuru town-to be elevated to city status soon—the insatiable appetite for this curriculum is bound to continue.

Within the town and its environs, and apart from Melvin Jones Lions Academy, the other schools offering the international curriculum are; Mustard Seeds International School, Shah Lalji Nangpar Academy and Greensteds International school.

While lauding the British National Curriculum for laying emphasis on the development of key competencies right at early years,Mr Alianda revealed that it is on this platform that the school has been able to nurture critical thinkers, excellent communicators and problem solvers.

“Children of the Academy stand out from the crowd when articulating issues. Holistic education is fully buttressed in the system and as well as the academics, extra and co-curricular activities are given prominence” he said.

It should be noted that from 2018 to 2019, the school produced Little Mr. and Miss Kenya, Prince Fortune and Regyn Hope respectively. They went ahead to win major international beauty contests held in Greece and Thailand.

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Cathy Hotel owner Toroitich was committed to his beliefs, says Governor Lee

The late President Daniel Moi’s nephew died on Thursday following a short undisclosed ailment. He is survived by one wife, six children and several grandchildren.

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Governor Lee Kinyanjui has sent a message of condolence to the family of the late Gideon Toroitich, who until his death was the proprietor of Cathy Hotel.

Governor Kinyanjui said Toroitich contributed immensely to the growth and prosperity of Nakuru Town, especially in the agriculture and the hospitality sectors.

“Mzee Toroitich was a principled man who did not shy from saying what he believed in. He was firm and committed to his beliefs,” the Governor stated in a Facebook post.

The late President Daniel Moi’s nephew died on Thursday following a short undisclosed ailment. He is survived by one wife, six children and several grandchildren.

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi mourned the prominent businessman, who once served as the Managing Director of the Agricultural Finance Corporation, as a steadfast man who portrayed the value of family.

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Matatu owners fault County over ‘harrasment’

Nakuru Business Coalition Secretary, Simon Ole Nasieku accused Senator Susan Kihika of failing to champion for their business rights.

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The leaders led by Central Rift Matatu Owners Association Chairman Stephen Muli

Players in the transport sector have called on the County Government of Nakuru to fast-track the construction of a new matatu terminus to improve their working conditions.

Led by Central Rift Matatu Owners Association Chairman, Stephen Muli the businessmen said the upcoming modern termini at the railway’s yard had taken longer to complete.

He argued that the delay was fuelling an extortion racket where County enforcement officers are said to be harrasing and receiving bribes from matatus plying undesignated zones.

“Our vehicles are being seized day and night and released with hefty fines. We will not allow this,” said Muli while accusing the County of what he termed as militarizing the enforcement unit.

He said his office had tried to reach Chief Officer for Public Service Training and Devolution, Paul Githinji to no avail. He said he will be reaching out to Governor Lee Kinyanjui on the same.

His sentiments were echoed by Nakuru Business Coalition Secretary, Simon Ole Nasieku who also accused Senator Susan Kihika of failing to champion for their business rights.

Mr Nasieku said the politicians had failed in coming up with friendly policies to see their businesses thrive, but instead turn to the businessmen for political mobilizations and votes.

The Friends of Devolution chairman, Benson Macharia said Counties should provide a good environment for business for all sectors, political affiliations notwithstanding.

When contacted, CO Githinji said urban planning was a function of the County government and that the Governor was committed to ensuring Nakuru City is habitable for all.

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Unison Sacco opens 11th branch in Nakuru

While welcoming the Unison Sacco in Nakuru, CEC Komen noted that the county government of Nakuru has continued to create a conducive environment for business investors.

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Nakuru CECM for Trade and Cooperatives Raymond Komen(With a CHief Guest tag) ad Regional TSC Director Aden MOhammed duirng the official opening of Unison Sacco Nakuru Branch.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Unison Sacco has opened her 11th branch in the country within Nakuru’s CBD as a way of enhancing service delivery to customers.

The Sacco that was established in 1977 under the name Laikipia Teachers Sacco before it re-branded to Unison Sacco in 2014 prides in empowering members drawn from from TSC, Civil Servants, private schools/institution employees, corporates, Micro-credit groups and individual business entrepreneurs capable of making regular contributions.

Speaking in Nakuru Town during the launch, Chief Executive Officer John Njogu noted that the re-branding was done in December 2013.

He reiterated the commitment towards empowerment of everyone including those at grassroot level in the county and country.

We have no doubt in our ability ad that is why we are opening this 11th branch in Nakuru so that we can serve our members here better” he said.

Sentiments echoed by Chairman James Muhandi who noted that the New branch comes a time the country has gone through tough economic times.

He called for the need to focus on primary and secondary consumer with the Sacco having pride in having approximately 400,000 members.

On his part Nakuru Branch Manager Peterson Wanjohi said the opening of the new branch in Nakuru is a great milestone towards devolving financial services.

As we birth this new branch today,it is another milestone. We endeavor to grow our members through credit and savings” he said.

The event was graced by Nakuru County Chief Executive Committee Member for Trade and Cooperatives Raymond Komen.

While welcoming the Unison Sacco in Nakuru, CEC Komen noted that the county government of Nakuru has continued to create a conducive environment for business investors.

This confirms confidence that the business community has in Nakuru.Statistics indicate that Nakuru is 2nd largest contributor to National GDP after Nairobi hence Unison Sacco is joining the best. We need to ensure we deepen the financial services to the people” said Komen.

Others who addressed during the event included Teachers Service Commissioner Regional Director Aden Mohamed.

He noted the importance of the Sacco to the teaching fraternity in the region.

I am here to celebrate with you the opening of this branch. As teachers,we will get help in many ways. Teachers depend highly on Sacco. The Sacco’s model is key in socio economic growth for the country.

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