KAJIADO County emerged 13 in the County ranking of schools nationally in the last year's Kenya Certificate of Primary School Education (KCPE) examination with a mean score of 261 points overall.
Kirinyaga was ranked first, out of all the 47 counties, with a mean score of 273 points. Kajiado has not been a performer in academic excellence in the previous years.
Some of the top five schools in Kajiado County that excelled in last year's KCPE from position one is St. Patrick School in Ngong (mean score -380), Acacia Crest Academy in Kitengela (379), Kenvic School (378), Ongata Academy in Ongata Rongai (374), and Milimani Kitengela Junior (368).
Emmanuel Kidavasi, 14 was the best pupil with 418 marks. Kidavasi told the press that it is hard work and high self-esteem that helped him achieve the high marks.
Kidavasi was ranked at position 45 with Kaindi Baraka (Kajiado) countrywide and was the best student in the county. "I worked hard and balanced my school work and social activities. Obedience to my parents, teachers and fellow pupils is also vital for any pupil to performer," said Kidavasi.
Kidavasi is the last born in a family of 4 boys, and according to her mother, Pamela Kidavasi, her son has always listened to advice keenly and spent quality time studying.
Kauti Director, Jacob Kioko attributed the good performance to the hard work on the part of the pupils, teachers and cooperation from parents.
Muthenya Academy in Kitengela Town was also among the top performers in the county. with the best pupil, Deborah Shilako Abutaka (14) scoring 410 marks.