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St. Xaviers Primary emerges top public school in Nakuru municipality in 2020 KCPE

On his part Barnabas Lukano who emerged the top at the school, attributed his success to God,discipline,supportive parents and teachers.

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Celebrations at St. Xaviers Primary School in Nakuru town.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

St. Xaviers Primary School in Nakuru Town emerged the academic giant among public schools in Nakuru East and Nakuru West with a mean score of 338 in the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.

The school that had 71 candidates sitting for the exam had the top candidate scoring Barnabas Lukano scoring 423 marks.

Other 6 candidates scored 400 marks and above.

Addressing media at the school, Deputy Head teacher Mr.Simon Gakuna said almost 80 percent of their candidates performed well scoring 300 marks and above, attributing the good results to God’s favor, hard work and discipline.

He noted that they missed their target mean score with only two marks.

“We are proud to be the best school in this Municipality. Our target was 340 but we got 338 with our top getting 423 marks and we thank God for that. With 100 percent transition we are sure all our children will get good secondary schools” said Gakuna.

On his part Barnabas Lukano who emerged the top at the school, attributed his success to God,discipline,supportive parents and teachers.

His dream to join Kapsabet Boys’ High school has just commenced and Lukano is confident that he will sail through and later at the University study architecture.

“I want to thank the Almighty God for the good results. My dream is to join Kapsabet Boys and later pursue architecture” he stated.

His father Pastor Rodgers Lukano who was at the school on Friday to celebrate the good performance could not hide his joy.

Lukano stated that his son has made him proud for emerging top at the school and also number 16 countrywide.

He urged parents to be there for their children during studies as this will motivate them even towards excellence.

“Overall he is number 16 in the country. We have walked this journey together and my call to parents is to have time to talk to their children and help them in their studies” he said.

Loise Mureithi- a parent at the school and also a class representative for the class 8 of 2020 on her part commended the class attributing the success to discipline.

Ms Mureithi who also doubles up as the prayer coordinator in the school also lauded the the school headmistress Ms Anne Gikonyo for good leadership

“I have journeyed with them since class five and they were the best. The team work in the school was key and we thank God for the results” said Ms Mureithi.

While releasing the 2020 KCPE results, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof.George Magoha was very categorical that the public schools performed better than private schools.

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Respect courts,Nakuru MCA tells BBI proponents

The vocal Nakuru MCA called on elected leaders to respect the courts and Judiciary as an independent body.

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Kabazi MCA Dr.Peter Mbae at a past function.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Kabazi Ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae has called on proponents of Building Bridges Initiative to respect courts.

In a statement to newsrooms on Monday morning,Mbae said it was wrong for people to bash judges and courts at large for a ruling issued that termed BBI process null and void.

His statement come a day the BBI proponents headed to court to appeal the ruling issued by a 5- judge bench.

“Attacking the Judiciary yet it’s the same institution you’re going back to seeking to handle your appeal is unwise, illogical, unreasonable, bad for the rule of law and extremely bad manners for elected leaders” he said.

The vocal Nakuru MCA called on elected leaders to respect the courts and Judiciary as an independent body.

Similar sentiments were issued by Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula.

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Visa Oshwal community plant over 500 trees at Nakuru Hindu Crematorium

According to the members,the tree planting should be encouraged even among youths.

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Members of the Visa Oshwal community Nakuru during the tree planting exercise at Nakuru Hindu Crematorium.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Members of the Visa Oshwal community in Nakuru on Sunday planted over 500 trees at the Hindu Crematorium in Manyani,Nakuru East with calls on Kenyans to embrace tree planting as a way to address effects climate change.

Speaking during the exercise ,they said tree planting should be taken seriously.

Led by Visa Oshwal Community chairperson Sanju Shah,the members said trees are key in mitigating the devastating effects of climate change.

“We are here to communicate to the society that we all need to embrace tree planting and plantation forestry as it plays an important role in mitigating the devastating effects of climate change” said Shah.

They added that despite the fact that as a community they use trees during cremation,they have embraced tree planting to replace the ones used.

According to the members,the tree planting should be encouraged even among youths.

Visa Oshwal Community Women Wing chairperson Ms Divya Shah reiterated the same.

“As a community we use firehood during cremation and that is why we decided to plant trees in this crematorium today” she said.

She appealed to locals to work towards realization of more trees.

 

 

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MP Kathambi disburses Sh45 million bursary for secondary, tertiary students

In January this year, National Director NG-CDF George Ole Meshuko lauded the Njoro Constituency for the model classes set up and the effort put towards the education sector.

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Njoro MP Charity Kathambi with students during the launch of the bursary .PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Njoro Member of Parliament, Mrs Charity Kathambi has reiterated her commitment towards improving the education standards in her constituency.

She was speaking earlier today when she launched the National Government – Constituencies Development Fund bursary worth Shs45 million towards secondary schools and tertiary institutions.

She said she will also be lobbying through the national government to have a national tertiary college in Njoro Constituency where students from all over the country can come and start.

“As we launch this tranche of the bursary for the secondary and tertiary institutions I want to assure parents that in Njoro we will work to ensure our children are in schools and get the best,” she said.

The lawmaker told off those who have discriminated against children when it comes to access to education through retrogressive cultures.

She stated that all children are the same and should be given an equal opportunity in matters of education.

“Let me make it clear here in Njoro that all our children are the same and should be the same priority and opportunity,” said Kathambi.

On the recently released Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education results, she commended regional heads and parents for the continued success in schools.

The first time Lawmaker maintained that her legacy is to see transformed society through infrastructure and education and called on locals to shun divisive politics.

“Quality education is an invaluable investment. We endeavour to bequeath to our future generations” she said.

It should be noted that several schools in Njoro have seen infrastructural transformation under the leadership of the current lawmaker.

In January this year, National Director NG-CDF George Ole Meshuko lauded the Njoro Constituency for the model classes set up and the effort put towards the education sector.

He challenged the NG-CDF team in various constituencies to ensure the best utilization of the funds towards transformation.

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