There was joy at the little known Uhuru Boys Secondary School after half the candidates sat for KCSE exams attained grades to join University.
The school’s principal Dancun Juma says that out of the 70 candidates who sat for exams more than 35 candidates scored C+.
Juma stated that the school’s mean grade rose to 6.5 points and improvement from 2019’s 4.7 points.
Uhuru Secondary which is in Eastlands Bahati area has also been battling land grabbers who want a piece of the school.
“When the boys came back after the pandemic, it was so difficult because majority of them were not reading at home. We had to come up with a crash programme to help us cover the syllabus and that is what saved us and made us achieve our mean,” said Juma.
Two top students at the school scored B+.
Rodney Baraza one of the top students at the school who scored a B + says that the journey was not easy following the coronavirus pandemic.
Baraza says that most of them were unable to attend the online classes to cover up for the time that was lost when they stayed at home.
“I scored a mean grade of B+. The journey was not easy because of corona. I did not manage to attend online classes but I could hear that other people were attending online classes,” said Baraza.
That however did not deter him and all the others from working hard and covering the whole syllabus.
Nairobi’s Eastlands area is known for many forms of vices including crime being perpetrated by very young children. This school however seems to have beat all the odds and produced very good results.
The principal Juma attributes it to the school’s mantra of instilling discipline to the pupils.
“The students here are highly disciplined and focused. That is why we managed to perform well. There are pupils who scored less than 200 marks in KCPE but have managed to get C Plain,” he stated.