The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Kisumu's MM Shah Primary School Shines

Kisumu's MM Shah Primary School has emerged top in Kisumu county in last year's KCPE examination. It also posted the best results in Kisumu Municipality. The school produced the fourth best student in the county.

Okoth Ezra Mirimba scored 414 marks out of 500. He said he had hoped to get 420 marks, but what he got was good enough. The student said he hopes to be a doctor.

He attributed his good performance to discipline, hard work and prayers. The second best student from the school was Benedette Achieng' Owino. She scored 407 marks.

Achieng like Okoth wants to pursue medicine at the university. Okoth praised his parents "for being there for me" and his teachers for the "constant encouragement."

The school's headteacher Marcellus Okweya attributed the school's success to team work, discipline and hard work by the students. Okweya especially praised the teachers and parents and they helped in the success of the school.

The school's chairman Peter Sewe praised the headteacher and his team of teachers for posting good results. He said the sub-committee on quality assurance and standards greatly helped in producing good results.

Sewe said the school had set the standards and should uphold the good results in this year's KCPE exams. The head of science department Peter Odhiambo called on the government to provide enough science equipment to schools.

Okoth and Achieng were joined by fellow schoolmates, teachers, the school's committee and parents in the school to celebrating their success.

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