A public primary school in Trans Nzoia County has made a mark after its best candidate in the 2019 Kenya Certificate of primary of education (KCPE) joined the league of regional best performers that is crowded with learners from private institutions.
Michael Destiny who comes from a humble background scored 406 marks to boost the name of AIC Kaptien primary school which is now the talk of many in Kiminini Sub County.
“I worked hard as I prepared for the examination despite the challenges at home and at school. I knew I would perform better since I had put in my best when I sat for the examination,” said Destiny who wishes to join Alliance Boys High School.
His mother Jackline Achieng who was happy with the performance described his son as a dedicated child who has always had high hopes of performing well in his studies since developing interest to join a National school.
“He used to tell me that the school will one day produce one of the best performers in the region. Little did I know that he was the one who would set the new record which has brought joy to the community,” said Ms Achieng.
The school head teacher Gilbert Kivagala said they are proud that Destiny overcame tough times to record the performance in the class of 52. The school had a mean score of 201.
“We are very greatful for the performance. We knew he would perform well since he has always been above board and well disciplined when compared to his colleagues at the school” said the immediate former head teacher Josephine Kioto.
The chairman of the school’s Board of management Arthur Kago in the meantime called on education stakeholders to assist the school’s infrastructural development agenda.
Mr. Kago said the school is in dire need of a reliable source of water saying learners are faced with a challenge owing to lack of the commodity.