Top Performing Pupil Misses School of Choice

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  • Despite his stunning performance in the 2019 KCPE, Coast region's top pupil did not secure admission to his high school of choice.

    Derrick Mweru from the Kenya Navy Primary School scored 435 marks.

    He had wished to join Alliance High School but was selected to join Kapsabet Boys High School in Rift Valley.

    A form one student being helped to carry his belongings
    A form one student being helped to carry his belongings

    “I wanted to join Alliance High, which was my first choice. I believed joining the school would enable me to realise my dream of becoming a doctor,” Mweru told The Standard.

    Many of the other top performers from the region are reported to have secured their dream schools.

    The top four students, Andy Munyiri Michael (440), Onyango Flavian (439) and Sean Michael Ndung'u (4390 will be joining Alliance High School as June Cheptoo Koech, who scored 439 marks, joins Pangani High School.

    On the other hand, Githengere Ayven Kimuhu (437) will join Mang'u High School as Delcy Muhani Chelagat (437) and Mukanzi Fabiola Mukabane (437) join The Kenya High School.

    On Monday, December 2, the Ministry of Education released the list of candidates who were shortlisted to join Form One in national schools in 2020.

    Candidates who scored more than 400 marks all got admission to national schools.

    Data from the ministry shows that the available spaces in the 103 national schools stood at 29,712.

    Admission to Extra County and County schools will be released on December 5.

    Students being admitted to form one
    Students being admitted to form one