In celebrations of 2020 KCSE results, Materi girls in Kithiino,Tunyai location,Tharaka South sub county held an education day to award students who excelled in the exam in bid to motivate the next class to work harder.
It is an event that was graced by local leaders including deputy governor for Tharaka Nithi county Eng. Francis Nyamu Kagwima,Tharaka MP Gitonga Murugara,deputy speaker of Tharaka Nithi county assembly and who doubles as Chiakariga ward MCA Njagi Murandi,francis Mutegi kabisani among others.
Gatunga ward MCA Hon. Mutegi Rugia whose daughter has been a student here and managed to scoop a B plus was also present to celebrate the day with other parents from the school.
Speakers who got a chance to address the gathering during the occasion, all praised Materi girls for posting exemplary and amazing results that left the school’s flag shining higher.
According to the school director Mr. Sabastian Mbae and the school Principal Mr. Denis Micheni, the journey has not been a walk in the park but it took efforts and coordination of all stake holders to achieve the good results posted by the school.
Mr. Mbae therefore exuded confidence that the school will post even better results in 2021 KCSE exams to hit their target mean score.
“Our mean score target having been 7.5, means we definitely fell within an acceptable margin, thanks to the girls’ hard work they did to make us proud. We hope that next year the girls will shine even higher and will gather here again celebrating the good results,’’ Mr. Mbae said.
Speaking during the event, the deputy governor Nyamu Kagwima thanked the entire school management for their tireless efforts to make the school shine for years now through good results.
He proposed for creation of a kitty by the school management to help reward best performing students and corresponding teachers as a way of motivating them to continue with the good work that the school has been exhibiting.
Through the kitty, the school will be able to hold an annual education day after KCSE results are released to celebrate and reward stake holders who will be recognized to have performed well.
Further, the deputy governor advised students who did not manage to score university grades to enroll in other institutions of higher learning which have proved to also produce resourceful experts in society through training.
“There should be no student who will not advance their education from here by joining an institution of higher learning. Nowadays we have technical and vocational institutes, Kenya medical training colleges and such. Students should embrace them since they are as well producing very skillful personnel in today’s job markets making them compete with universities,’’ Kagwima noted.
Tharaka Member of Parliament Gitonga Murugara said he is committed to ensuring that Tharaka sons and daughters who completes secondary school educations proceeds smoothly to the tertiary levels through provision of CDF bursaries to cater for school fees.
Murugara lauded the school for good performance that has kept Tharaka shining for years now and expressed his commitment to chip in, in case of any assistance that the school might need.
In 2020 KCSE, Materi girls had 236 candidates who sat for the national exams and the class managed to garner a whooping mean grade of 7.3.
Out of 236 girls who sat for the national exam, 164 students managed to score university pass grades which is quite a big number compared other schools in the region.
Two students from the school score A minus, 10 students scored B plus, and the rest had C plus going up which gives them an okay to join public universities in Kenya.
The school now is hopeful of posting better results in 2021 KCSE results owing to the hard work and commitment that every stake holder is showing towards bettering the school.