30 January 2013

Kenya: School Stages March for Top Pupil

Tenri Primary School temporarily stopped session to celebrate the performance of their best student Clement Macharia. The 15-year-old orphan was the top Embu candidate in last year's KCPE examinations with 422 marks.

Teachers and parents staged a procession around Embu town in honour of Macharia. Macharia would like to be a surgeon to help the sick who cannot afford medical services.

Tenri toppled Embu Shepherd, which was the top performer in the county in 2011. The school was established by the Japanese Tenri Mission in 1986.

Head teacher James Kariuki Njogu said they paid close attention to the candidates to help them out in their weak areas. He led the procession in singing "si uchawi ni mazoea" (it's not magic, we are used to leading)".

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