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Korwa ase ROBERT MOHINDI: Mwanyagetinge@Groups.Yahoo.com
There are some High Schools in Gusii whose performance in National Exams is unknown because they do not feature anywhere when the KCSE results come out. They do not appear at National level, let alone at County level.
For instance, where are these Schools which are in Kisii County? Riokindo Boys, Sengera Girls, Magena Mixed, Nduru Boys, Kamagambo Mission, Tabaka Girls, Itierio Boys and Girls, Gionseri Girls, Nyanchwa Boys and Girls, Sameta Boys, Itibo Boys and Girls, Mosocho Boys, Nyamagwa Boys and Girls, St Teresa Girls, Isena Mixed, Nyamache Boys, Kioge Girls, Masaba Mixed, Amasago Boys, Riondong’a Girls, Kiomiti Mixed, Ibacho Technical, Chironge Mixed?
Are these schools still alive? What about these ones which are in Nyamira County? Nyansiongo Boys, Gekano Boys and Girls, Nyakongo Boys, Tombe Girls, Matongo Boys, Rangenyo Girls, Nyansabakwa Boys, Matutu Girls, Menyenya Mixed, Kebabe Girls, Magwagwa Boys, Kiabonyoru Boys?
Their existence is questionable
Do these Secondary Schools really exist in Gusii? This is just naming a few of the academically struggling schools, for there are numerous staggering Schools in Gusii. A variety of similar words and terms have been used to describe such Schools as below:
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Dying Schools, Limping Schools, Lost Schools, Sleeping Schools, Sinking Schools, Struggling Schools, Staggering Schools, Tired Schools, Sick Schools, Stagnant Schools, Non-Performing Schools. If you wish, you may call them Schools in Darkness, Schools stuck in Thick Mud, Fading Away Schools, Underground Schools, Schools Out of Sight, Schools behind the Scenes, Vanishing Schools, Silent Schools, Schools at the verge of Closure etc.
Who is to be blamed for the disappearance or downfall of the above listed Schools? Is it the area leaders especially the MPs who do not monitor them? Is it the parents who fail to play their respective roles? Is it teachers who are not dedicated to their full extent? Or is it the students who do not work hard as per expectations? Or it would be the Government that does not inspect these schools accordingly and provide them with necessary learning materials and infrastructure.
We all share the blame
Whatever the case maybe, each party has it's share of blame that contributes to the staggering Schools’ failure, whether they admit it or not. Cardinal Otunga High School, Mosocho Boys is trying to make a come back to the top 100 group after disappearing from the public academic scene for the last several years.
At least it took 95th place with a B- in the County Schools Category, in the 2012 KCSE results. But it will take sometime before fully regaining its past glory. Remember, Cardinal used to be the leading school in Gusii, and also captured good positions at the National level in the 70s and 80s.
Currently, Cardinal Otunga High School Mosocho, is among the Sleeping group of Schools in Gusii.
Nyabururu Girls High School deserves to be striped of her National status it was awarded three years ago, and that award be given to either Kereri Girls or Ichuni Girls, which perform better academically. Another reason is that it can’t withstand competition from the other National Schools. Since being elevated to a National school, it hasn’t been ranked in the National top 100 or even in the County top 10. The results it produces, do not commensurate with her status – do not even reflect her recent promotion.
Young schools throwing their weight around Nyabururu Girls
Kereri Girls High School, Ichuni Girls High School, and Sironga Girls High School are doing much better than Nyabururu Girls, which is a National school but is being beaten by these young District and Provincial Schools. For instance, Kereri and Ichuni did very well, compared to Nyabururu in the 2013 KCSE.
The examples of Sleeping Schools mentioned above and the like need to wake up and combine efforts with others, so as to place Gusii somewhere and hence give it a good name as far as National Examinations are concerned.
Amaene aro, chisukuru echi nabo ebwenerete chiboke erinde chibwatesi echinde buna Kisii, Ichuni, Nyambaria, Kereri, Sironga etc egere chibekerere Gusii igoro ase amatokeo ya-amatemwa amanene, a KCSE, naboigo kielimu in general.
Now that the 2014 KCSE results are around the corner, we are all anxious and eagerly waiting to see how they will perform this time in last year’s Exams. Ichuni Girls and Kisii Boys were the only 2 Gusii Schools in top 100 of 2013 KCSE.
BY ROBERT MOHINDI
27 FEBRUARY, 2015