September 23, 2019, Nairobi – 8 pupils were killed, dozens of others injured. That was the story that rented headlines in reference to Precious Talent School after the tragic collapse of a building in the institution.
What followed next were stern orders by the cabinet secretary for education Professor Magoha transferring all the students to neighboring schools.
DEFIED ORDERS TO TRANSFER
All these events – summed together – were expected to affect the performance of pupils who had registered to write their national exam this year.
Subsequent news headlines after the unfortunate classroom collapse and transfers reported that a majority of the pupils defied the order by the cabinet secretary and refused to join the schools they were allocated to.
This, it was expected, would affect the performance of pupils from Precious Talent School in the 2019’s KCPE exam results.
November 18, 2019, KCPE results announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Education Professor Magoha show that the top candidate emerged with 440 marks. Further statistics also show that the total number of pupils who scored between 401 and 500 marks was 9770 pupils.
Among them, a success story carved from a series of interrupting and tragic events, were 3 pupils from Precious Talent School, all scoring above 400 marks in the 2019 KCPE examinations.
Here are their results:
- Grace Achieng Lwoka (408 marks)
- Martin Mwangi Yiminyi (402 marks)
- Nicole Sangwera Sianyo (405 marks)
Their excellence is not only an inspiring story but also a reflection of the resilient Kenyan spirit of rising above all odds and making count when it really matters.
#nohumanislimited perhaps? They rose above what others would have thought would limit them and scored highly.
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