First of all, we would like to thank all the parents, teachers and students from the top performing schools in Kisii County and Nyamira County for outstanding academic performance in the 2013 KCSE examinations. The results of your hard work are showing.
Secondly, we wish to thank all the top performers in the larger Gusii counties. From Nyamira County, thank you and congratulations to Vincent Moseti Ayoto, Vincent Bosire Nyambunde, Edwin Abuga, Vivian Kemunto James, Anthony Omboga Gai, Perminus K. Nyakundi, Mary Kerubo Ondieki, Alex M. Mogengo, Felix M. Keongo and Joy Ntabo Onsongo.
From Kisii, congratulations to Rabin Makori Masese, Douglas Maosa Onsombi, Kevin Siro Nyakundi, Rogers Omurwa, Isaac O. Orina, Cliffland Mark Mosoti, Derrick Mandela Kengere, Wycliff Oruru Maindi, Lawrence T. Ntabo and Hezekiah O. Otieno.
We also want to recognize and thank the Larger Gusii Schools in the Top 100 in the KCSE 2013 Examination Results. These schools are Kisii High School at number 28 and St. Charles Lwanga Ichuni Girls High School at number 65.
The 2013 KCSE results in the Larger Gusii area indicate lots of tremendous opportunities. It has been said that, "Numbers don't lie. People do" Ok. Let us look at the numbers. Looking at the top performing schools this year, there are lots of Gusii academic giants missing from the list.
Where is Cardinal Otunga High School-Mosocho, Nyabururu Girls High School, Sameta Boys High School, Riokindo Boys High School and others? Even my Alma Mater where one of my brothers and I went, Nyamagwa Boys High School has gone to hibernation. Kisii High School, where my other three brothers went has been climbing in the academic charts for the last few years.
Congratulations for outstanding work Kisii High School.
In Nyamira County, out of the top ten positions, seven went to boys and three went to girls. Ok fine. In Kisii County, it is a lot worse for girls. Ten out of the ten top positions went to boys. What happened to the girls in Kisii County?
Therein lies our 2014 Challenge. First of all, let us find out why girls are not doing as well as boys in Kisii County, and then make corrections. Next, the other challenge is to wake up the other Gusii academic giants who are in hibernation. Please, surprise the Armchair Headmaster with positive results to the above challenges for the KCSE 2014 Results. Mbuya mono.
TOP 5 SCHOOLS IN KISII COUNTY:
1. KISII HIGH SCHOOL
2. ST. CHARLES LWANGA ICHUNI GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
3. NYABIGENA SEC SCHOOL
4. NYAKOIBA SECONDARY SCHOOL
5. KERERI GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
OK Kisii County. Where is Cardinal Otunga High School-Mosocho, Nyabururu Girls High School, Nyamagwa Boys High School?
OK Kisii County, we know that the academic giants are missing. And the girls too? Where are the girls?
Nyaikuro High School, Nyambaria High School and Sironga Girls High School, congratulations and way to go.
BOTTOM 5 SCHOOLS IN NYAMIRA COUNTY:
1. JOHN OKONGO SECONDARY SCHOOL
2. RIOMEGO PAG GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL
3. ST TERESA MIXED SECONDARY SCHOOL (BUGO)
4. ST THERESAS OVC CENTER
5. ST. LUKE'S NYASUMI D.O.K. SEC.
In Nyamira County, the girls are almost there.