Hilltop preparatory School has sustained a six year lead in the Kenya Certificate of primary education (KCPE) performance in Trans Nzoia since the first class sat the examination in 2014.
The school which is located in the outskirts of Kitale town had a remarkable performance in this year’s examination registering a mean score of 385.16 to emerge the best.
The top performers were Griffins Egesa (426), Juma Tehila (412), Maruti Kelvin (406), Reagan Musungu (405), Jacob Thiong’o (402), Kagure Alvin (401) and Sharlom Muigai (400).
Others were Atika Bernard (400) and Werunga Grace (400) while the last candidate among the twenty five scored 332 marks to see the school surpass its set target mean score of 383.
“We owe our performance to praying, hard work and discipline which we simply refer to as PHD. We are now focusing on being among the top 50 schools in the country,” said the head teacher Evans Otwere.
Mr. Otwere said the school also achieves the great performance owing to a dedicated teaching staff which delivers the syllabus in time in addition to motivating the learners with rewards of excellence.
“We have a great alumni association which also motivates learners at this school. We have one pilot and three engineers among the products who went through this institution,” he said.
The head teacher further said the school is transiting well from the 8-4-4 syllabus to the competence based curriculum which will be at grade four level come January 2020.
Meanwhile, St. Joseph’s the worker HEMA school in Kwanza constituency also had a remarkable performance in this year’s KCPE performance with its best candidate scoring 4012 marks.
The school which had 17 candidates with a mean score of 356 registered a mean of 66 in science, 63 in Kiswahili, 61 in Social Studies and religious education, 57 in English and 55 in Mathematics.