Five pupils from St. Gabriel’s boarding Primary school in Mwingi central of Kitui County were on Friday( 4/1/2019) handsomely awarded following their high scores in last year’s Kcpe results.
The five pupils who scored 400 marks and above were among those who survived a grisly road accident that happened at Kanginga Bridge less than 3 kilometers to their destination which left 10 pupils lifeless.
According to the BOM Chair, Christopher Nzili the five were awarded Ksh. 10,000 each which was termed as an air ticket to Mombasa.
“we were giving ten thousand shillings to each pupil and also awarding every A in each subject Ksh. 1,000,” Nzili confirmed.
Despite what befell the school on that fateful night of 5th August when the young ones were from an educational trip in Mombasa, their mean score has increased to 373.3 from last year’s 367.2.
” our school has recorded the best mean grade since 2014 when the first class sat for their end of year exams.,” excited BOM chair stated.
Ashley who scored 423/500 marks is excited to join Pagani girls after she underwent a lot of challenges after the accident. She had to learn how to write using her left hand for the right hand was badly injured during the accident.
“I thank God for this performance because it was not easy especially using my left hand to write, something I was never used to,” recalled the accident survivor.
Faith Mumo could not hide her joy as she was happy to join the school of her dreams, Muthale girls having scored 414 marks.
“my expectations were to score 401 marks but God is good I managed to get 414 marks and I’m joining one of the best schools,” Faith, whose face was all smiles told Kitui Online.