The whole class of 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates at a little-known private school in Baringo have secured placements in national schools.
Little Friends Academy in Mogotio sub-county had registered 31 candidates for KCPE.
The top candidate, Kurui Faith, scored 426 marks and was selected to join Kenya High School.
Twenty-seven candidates out of 31 scored 400 marks and above.
David Kigen, the school’s director, attributed the success to hard work and teamwork among the candidates, teachers and non-teaching staff.
“The success we are celebrating is as a result of teamwork,” Kigen said.
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The school began in 2005 as an Early Childhood Development Education centre with 40 learners.
In 2006, the ECDE pupils transited to Standard One. Today, the school has more than 1,000 pupils.
The school’s first candidates sat for KCPE in 2011 and recorded a mean score of 352.26. The mean grade rose to 362 in 2012, 375 in 2013 and 385 in 2014.
In 2015, the school scored a mean grade of 389.
This dropped to 385 in 2016.In 2017, the mean shot to 408, but dropped to 398 in 2018.
Kigen said his plan is to make the school an academic giant in the country in the next five years.
“We are a force to watch and in the coming years, this must be one of the academic giants in the country,” he said.
BY Julius Chepkwony and Caroline Chebet