There was jubilation Tuesday at St. Ann Lubao Primary School in Kakamega County as pupils, parents and teaches joined in song and dance to celebrate the victory of Godalyn Kakuyu who emerged as a top student in the country in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination.
Kakuyu who scored 455 marks attributed her success to hard work and love from both parents and teachers.
Her performance once again put Kakamega County in the limelight for the third consecutive time after the county produced top two pupils in the country in 2016 and 2015.
In Nairobi County, Moi Educational Center also joined other primary schools in the country in celebrating their top students who managed to score 443 marks.
Being among other best schools in the country the school’s Head Teacher Joseph Thuku congratulated the Ministry of Education for being accurate in marking the exams and complementing the speed used in releasing the results in 19 days.
In Muranga County, Daraja Vivian Khasandi Lusike who scored 423 marks from Bishop Mahiaini Primary School was also not left behind in celebrations. Daraja says hard work during her examinations has eventually paid off.
Her aunt Tabitha Daraja was impressed with her niece’s performance describing her as a hardworking and God fearing girl.
In Mombasa’s, Ganjoni primary school it was jubilation. The school produced 2017 KCPE top performers in the region.
In Narok, song and jubilation rent the air as the parents and teachers of Harmony Primary School received the results of Brian Kipng’eno who was the top student with 422 marks making him the second best student in the county.
Nominated MP Dr. David Sankok congratulated six students living with disabilities who are among 100 top best students in the country.
He said the best students with disabilities should be given first priority in the secondary school selection process.
The scenes that were replicated at pleasant view academy in Kiambu where they celebrated the outstanding performance of James Mburu Wainaina who scored 441 marks.
In Nairobi , Ruaraka Academy, it was exemplary results with the schools top candidate managing 439 marks.
Similarly, at St. scholarstica School, the top candidate scored 439 marks out of a possible 500
All the 9,846 candidates who scored 400 marks and above will be admitted to national schools irrespective of where they attended their primary school education.