School ranked top in the county
Standard eight pupils at the Alber school Kutus town , Kirinyaga County during the school's annual Thanks Giving Day ahead of this year's KCPE examination yesterday.
The Alber Schoool, Kutus, has been ranked the top in Kirinyaga County for the last year’s KCPE examination.
The school situated in Kutus posted a mean score of 382.5 marks coming top in the county which has 57 schools both private (34) and public (23).
The school also took to the National Secondary schools scores of pupils who excelled in the 2017 KCPE , most of whom are due to join various Universities this year.
A section of students who sat for their KCPE examination at the Alber school Kutus town Kirinyaga County,in 2017 and are now due to join various Universities this year . They went to various secondary schools among the Alliance ,Starehe,Njiris etc where they scored an average B grade . They had joined their former primary school for a Thanks Giving Day yesterday.
It is also aiming at attaining a mean score of 410 marks during the forthcoming KCPE examination , according to the teachers at the institution .
Some joined Alliance Boys High school, Starehe , Njiris, Ngadu and Muranga High most of whom attended the school’s Thanks Giving Day yesterday .
The bright chidden who made the school shine in the 2017 KCPE results hailed from poor backgrounds prompting the school Director Albert Nyaga and his Board to create a bursary fund for this category of achievers.
From the beneficiaries mouths and in front of some Clergy , parents and stake holders , they confessed how they were sustained in secondary schools courtesy of Mr Nyaga.
The Alber school Kutus town Kirinyaga County Director Albert Nyaga in action during the school's Thanks Giving Day yesterday rushing to ensure things were in order.
From Victor Kaara to Gideon Macharia , the beneficiaries told the gathering how the Director paid for all their school fees and upkeep during their Four years of Secondary education having come from poor backgrounds without which they would not have seen the door of a secondary school.
Alber school Director/proprietor Albert Nyaga (left) with a Kutus Anglican based Clergyman who presided over a Thanks Giving Day ceremony ahead of this year's KCPE examination at the institution yesterday.
Nyaga who is a professional secondary school teacher said having realised the potential the needy students had , decided to assist them by offering full scholarships as his part of corporate responsibility .
He said as a result of his generosity to the needy God had blessed his school and a which at the moment has an enrolment of 1815 learners while last year it had 1510.
“We have continued to expand on infrastructure to accommodate the rising number of children while we are also in the process of procuring two more buses to increase our existing fleet due to the high demand we are receiving from parents from almost every corner of the County,” he said.
Former Alliance Boys High school David Kariuki who was the guest Speaker asked the parents to invest in their children and not for their children .
“Once you invest in your children you are assured of the continuation of your family since the children will look for their own wealth but once you invest for the them they will later as has been clearly evidenced and documented squander everything and become paupers ,”he cautioned .
The career educationist also warned parents never to speak ill of teachers or consume alcohol in the presence of their children .
He said most of the indiscipline case occurring in schools were as a result of poor parenting and this should stop if the country’s future was expected to be banked in the hands of such children.
On a lighter note Kariuki asked voters to look for a cat that can catch the mouse and reject those with well documented dark past .
“As long as a cat can catch a mouse ,I think such a cat can be voted into any elective positions since it is a performer ,”he said.
The school has both Day and Boarding facilities hence the high enrolment rate coupled by its good examination performance and the high transition rate to nationals schools and public Universities .
Last year the school had 147 KCPE candidates while the number has risen to 160 this year who have promised to break the record attained by their predecessors .