Mon. May 17th, 2021

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The Secrets Behind Consistent Success of Kipsigis Girls

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The principal Dr. Juliana Kirui in her office

The lush green grass and well-manicured trees, creating tranquility reigning supreme at the compound of Kipsigis Girls High School assure you, just at the main gate that you are entering into an environment of excellence.

The Principal Dr. Juliana Kirui says the beautification of the environment is designed to provide a perfect learning setting that is assured of disciplined individuals who know what they want to achieve in life.

The giant of academic and co-curriculum excellence attributes its holistic excellence to teamwork, discipline, hard work and being good listeners.

The principal Dr. Juliana Kirui in her office

Since it was founded in 1955, the school has conquered several storms to produce the best professionals who are now serving all over the world whereas a huge chunk works as senior officials in government, companies and non-governmental organizations.

In 2018 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results, the school smashed all odds rocking the education sector to emerge among the best three schools in the county with a mean score of 8.00 sending hundreds of girls to the university.

“Trusting in God, Discipline, teamwork, completing the syllabus and creating sufficient time for revision are among the reasons that we attribute to consistency in impressive academic performance,” Dr. Kirui said

She adds that character formation, as well as the cultivated culture for hard work, has simplified the role of teachers, students, and parents hence guaranteeing good performance in everything they do.

Apostle John Wiliams Kimani presenting a certificate to students

“Our students have been taught to value every minute for instance during lunch break and tea breaks, they rarely walk but literally jog to the respective places,” she says

The school has been subdivided into family units that give every teacher a group of students to parent. This nearness has, therefore, made girls to see teachers as their own parents whom they can freely share the challenges they undergo hence eliminating fears and cases of indiscipline.

 She further says it would not be possible to sustain brilliance, without the input of stakeholders in education; including the government, parents, teachers and even learners themselves.  

“Our staff takes great pride in providing a safe and secure learning environment while at the same time offering an array of exciting and challenging academic programmes. Our entire staff is committed to establishing a school environment that allows students to flourish and to grow intellectually, emotionally and socially,” Kirui said.

Due to sustained impressive performance, admission requests have been overwhelming and now the population is a thousand with six streams for each class from Form-one to four.

The school projects to admit  300 Form-one students next year, but its main worry is that 50 of them will have no place to sleep because the current Form-fours students are 250.

Dr. Kirui also thanks the strong board of management led by the outgoing chair Newtown Terer for enabling them to ensure the school has modern dining halls, laboratory, dormitories and many infrastructural facilities that accommodate the rising number of students.

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