TAHDHIB Muslim Academy in Malindi is the leading school in Kilifi county in last year's KCPE exam results.The school is position 13 in the country. Kilifi county is position 40 out of 47 counties.
The best female student scored 414 and the best boy obtained 413.The headteacher Ahmed Abdu said the school deserved the position because the pupils worked hard.
"We are very thankful to God for we have seen His hand thus far. We are very happy to be position 13 in the country and to be position one in the whole county," he said.
Speaking to the Star in his office, Abdu said they expected the good results."The result did not come as surprise because we knew that our hard work would pay. However, what came as a surprise is position 13 countywide," he said.
Abdu attributed the good results to conducive environment for learning and enough teachers who are well motivated.
"Our classes are well equipped. To start with we have very comfortable and enough chairs, we have a well-equipped library and a functioning computer lab where our pupils use for leaning," he said.
The teacher revealed that the school covers the syllabus by first term."What we normally do is that we finish our syllabus early then we start revisions. We also examine the pupils most often," he said.
The school's Computer technician Daniel Nyongesa also said that the students know how to operate computers at a very tender age."In this school unlike most schools in the region our students as far as from nursery they know how to operate a computer. The advantage is that with the availability of computers they can be able to do more research and know more," he said.
The school enrolled 42 candidates last year. In 2011, the school was position 27 in the country, position one in the county and the second in Coast after St. Kelvin Mombasa. Five girls and five boys were in top 10 and the first student had 413 marks in 2011.