School awards KCSE top performers with goats

Meru, Kenya: It was joy for top performers in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education ( KCSE) examinations at Ntharene Day Secondary School in Meru’s Imenti South District when they were given live goats.

The one of a kind fete saw the achievers receive the animals amid cheers by members of the school and community.

It was all smiles for Mputhia Mawira who scored A- in KCSE exams after he received his token.

A total of 39 students who qualified for university intake were awarded. And each basked in the moment as the former students at the school led the animals away.

The school’s principal, Paul Gitonga, said that was the best performance so far, with 74 students out of 111 getting C+ and above, hence the decision to award the students with goats.

He said the school emerged the best overall day secondary school in Meru county and position five and 50 in eastern and nationally, respectively.

He encouraged students to work extra hard in order to improve their grades and position, promising to dish out more gifts of appreciation for future exemplary performances.

He called on them to cultivate a good working relationship with their teachers.

He advised other schools to also offer incentives to their teaching staff and give prizes to students who post good results.

- The Standard, March 9th 2014.

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