All of the 15 candidates who sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination at the Al-Anfal Muslims academy in Mombasa registered pass mark.
According to the schools’ Director Sheikh Hassan Sugo, the private school was doing the KCPE for the first time.
He said despite all the challenges, the last pupil got 334 marks which he says is commendable.
Mr. Sugo pointed out the collaboration between the pupils, teachers and parents that yielded such encouraging results.
Addressing journalists at the Nyali based school on Friday, Sugo said the school management has embarked on preparations to ensure the current class eight pupils excel.
“We were registering our pupils for the first time as candidates in the school and the first lot has made us proud,”said Sugo.
He however noted that the current challenges the children and their parents face due to the ‘new normal’ has forced the school to invent various ways on ensuring nothing disrupts learning in the school.
“We ventured into counseling the pupils following the Covid-19 challenges as some had completely given up on education, this is a total surprise to our school,” he reiterated.
Sugo commended his teachers for the dedication that saw the young school rise to the top list of best performing schools in Mombasa county.
He promised parents, and their children conducive learning environment despite the Covid-19 threats.
He further said apart from the normal learning routine, children at the school are assessed on their capabilities to gauge their strength and ensure they excel in education and in life as well.
Some of the pupils who scored the highest are Abdul-latif Abdulrashid with 388 marks, Mohammed Abdulshakur who garnered 386 marks and a girl, Sumeiya Suo who got 364 marks.
The school registered a 365.7 mean score.
“We are aiming higher, this is just the beginning and we promise to outshine other primary schools in this year’s KCPE examination,” noted the school Head teacher Mr. Daniel Nyamoki.