In 2011, Nyakemincha Primary School had emerged the bottom public primary school in the country, prompting then Prime Minister Raila Odinga to tour the institution and deliver a ‘terse’ message to all education stakeholders managing the institution.
Odinga also delivered a message of hope to the primary school pupils and their siblings in the nearby high high school sharing the same name. He also donated boxes of revision books to the two schools as well as motivating teachers with unspecified amounts of money to go into the meals kitty.
Even then,Â Nyakemincha secondary school was a great performer, however, the Prime Minister encouraged high school’s students to do more and set better example to their younger siblings in the primary school.
Since then, the secondary school has been posting impressive results. This year, it emerged the top school in Nyamira County, with anÂ improved mean score of 8.9914 from 7.9 last year.
The school registeredÂ 74 students with five getting A- (minus), 19 had B+, 16 B, 17 B-, 12 C+, 4 had C and one had a C-.
Interestingly, the two schools share the same compound, even as their performances differed, with the primary doing dismally while the secondary posting strong results.
In the same year, Raila visited Maranda High School which has continued to post top results, culminating into this year’s extraordinary achievement where the institution will admit over 460 students to the university from its pool of 480 students.
Those who sat their exams last year had been in form one when Odinga toured the institution.
Sources close to the former Prime Minister indicate he intends to visit several schools which posted varied results Â to encourage and, or, congratulate them for great achievements.
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