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Friday, 2 March 2012

Girls beat boys in national exams at Lariak primary of Sipili in Laikipia West district


By wa Joe and Priscah Ngarachu

There was pomp and colour at Lariak primary school of Sipili division in Laikipia West district as old boys and girls ,parents, teachers and pupils gathered at the school to celebrate good performance in last year’s Kenya certificate of primary education examination.

While pupils sang and danced, old boys gave moving speeches as the teachers reiterated their commitment to achieve high marks and emerge top in the division.

The school with over 800 pupils managed to post good results despite having the highest population in the division. Speaker after speaker praised the head teacher Mr. Peter Kariuki alias PK and his staff.

Pakiston Wanjohi led the park with 375 marks followed by Ann Wairimu with 353 marks. Danson Njau came third with 338 marks.

However, girls generally carried the day with most of them making it to the top ten.

In other classes, girls’ performance was better than that of the boys. They topped in all the subjects apart from mathematics. Girls also led in good behavior with 10 of them being rewarded for good discipline. Nine boys were rewarded in that category.

In the English subject, 13 girls were rewarded for good performance compared to five boys who received awards in that category. In science subject which many perceive to be a boys subject, girls did better with 10 of them being rewarded while compared to eight boys who took home prizes in that category.

Pamela Wambui from standard six central carried the day after emerging top in most of the subjects in her class.

The presents were in hundreds with most students receiving prizes that had been donated by various education stakeholders, friends and well wishers. There were cash rewards as well which went to both the pupils and the volunteer teachers. 

The school which was holding its first ever education day since it was established in 1952. has two volunteer teachers Mr. Njenga and Mr. Clement both of whom are old boys of the school.

Sipili Divisional Education Officer Mr. Keru thanked the parents and teachers from the school for their efforts in ensuring the good performance by the pupils.

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