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Friday, 7 March 2014

Schools in Sipili Division record improved KCSE performance

By Bob Aston
Secondary schools in Sipili Division of Laikipia County recorded an improvement in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary School (KCSE) performance. The results, released on Monday indicated that KCSE performance improved from 4.78 to 4.907 points, thus posting a positive index of 0.1272. Students who qualified to join the university are 64 which is a drop from 67 in the previous year.
Students from New Dawn Secondary school celebrating
Sipili Division has seven secondary schools; one private and six public secondary schools.
New Dawn Secondary school, the only private school in Sipili Division with 21 candidates was ranked the best overall in the Division with a mean of 9.571. The school was also ranked at number 51 nationally. Lariak Day secondary school with 105 candidates came second with a mean of 5.504, Sipili Secondary School with 85 candidates came third with a mean of 3.811, Kio Secondary school with 20 candidates came fourth with a mean of 2.900 while Ndurumo Secondary School with 20 candidates was the last with a mean of 2.750.
New Dawn Secondary School led in English with a mean of 8.143. For individual subjects; Kiswahili had a mean of 10.048, Maths-9.095, Biology -9.190, Physics - 7.556, Chemistry - 10.476, History - 8.833, CRE - 10.190, Agriculture - 9.333 and Business Studies had a mean of 10.167. Lariak Day Secondary School led in Geography with a mean of 4.500.
Most improved schools were New Dawn Secondary school which posted a positive index of 0.6714 followed by Lariak Day Secondary school which posted a positive index of 0.4048 and Ndurumo Secondary School which posted a positive index of 0.382.
Left-Grace who was the best in KCSE in Laikipia County
Lariak Day was the best public secondary school in the Division. The School celebrated their improved performance by taking to the street of Sipili with songs and dance on Tuesday afternoon, in what the students said was a celebration of the hard work done by students and teachers.

Sipili Division Area Education Officer (AEO), Peter Keru said that the improved performance was as a result of the hard work done by teachers last year.
 “We sincerely appreciate work done by the teachers last year. We need to work harder to register quality grades this year,” said Keru.
Keru also thanked the school management committee and board of managements for working hard last year.
Meanwhile Laikipia County also improved in KCSE. The County moved from position 21 among the counties to number 17.
Sipili Division will today be holding a prize giving day at Sipili Secondary school to honour primary and secondary schools that performed well in KCSE and KCPE. Laikipia Governor Hon Joshua Irungu is expected to be the guest of honour.
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