Little-known Academy Sends All Candidates to National Schools

  • All 2019 KCPE candidates from a little-known school in Baringo County secured admission to national schools.

    The school, Little Friends Academy in Mogotio Sub-county had presented 31 candidates.

    According to The Standard, 27 candidates out of 31 scored 400 marks and above, with the first student, Kurui Faith garnering 426 and number 31 obtaining 384 marks.

    Education CS George Magoha with other ministry officials during the release of the 2019 KCPE results on November 18, 2019

    David Kigen the school director, stated that the achievement had been made possible by hard work and the dedication of a committed team comprised of candidates, teachers and non-teaching staff.

    “We are a force to watch and in the coming years, this must be one of the academic giants in the country,” Kigen affirmed.

    The academy is said to have started in 2005 as a Early Childhood Development Education centre with only 40 learners.

    Over the years, the school's performance has notably improved.

    The school’s first candidates sat for KCPE in 2011 and recorded a mean score of 352.26. The mean grade rose to 362 in 2012, 375 in 2013 and 385 in 2014.

    In 2015, the school scored a mean grade of 389, which dropped to 385 in 2016. In 2017, the mean shot to 408, but dropped to 398 in 2018.

    In 2019, the academy garnered an average of 407 marks. 

    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.

    Education CS George Magoha speaking during the release of the 2019 KCPE results on Monday, December 18, 2019