Principals in Matayos urged to push for stellar KCSE exam results

Teso North MP Oku Kaunya issuing a bursary cheque to a student. Photo by Gilbert Ochieng.

Secondary school Principals from Matayos constituency, Busia county have been urged to put effective modalities in place that will ensure their respective secondary schools post excellent results in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.

In a speech read by Personal Assistant (PA) Pascal Pade during the issuance of education bursary cheques at Mayenje Secondary school in Busia township on January 30, MP Geoffrey Odanga expressed concerns over poor academic performance, especially in KCSE.

He emphasized that the achievement of good grades in the exam would go a long way in enabling students to join the university in large numbers, and in turn, place the constituency in the country’s academic map.

“Some of our secondary schools have been performing dismally in national exams, a trend that has caused a lot of concern among education stakeholders in the constituency, that is why I am urging you to put effective modalities in place to ensure our schools are posting good results in national exams,” he said.

Odanga noted that the Matayos NG-CDF Committee had disbursed Ksh18 million to cater to all needy students from the constituency who had applied for bursaries.

While stressing that education is the key to a better future, he observed that 4,500 needy students had benefited, with each student getting Ksh4,000.

He urged the beneficiaries to put more effort into their studies.

Odanga called on parents to work closely with respective school Boards of Management (BoMs) and ensure that they pay school fees in good time to allow for the smooth running of schools.

He made the appeal after Principals complained that some students had huge fee arrears.

By Gilbert Ochieng’

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