Simiyu Wanjala, the top student in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) has finally shared secrets behind his historical success.
The student from Murang’a high school while addressing the media said that hard work and love for God greatly contributed to his success.
Simiyu Wanjala further revealed that he looked forward to doing well in the exam although he did not expect to top in the whole country.
On their side, his parents described him as a focused young man who took his studies seriously despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The parents added that Simiyu Wanjala had been a prayerful son since he was young and that he extrapolated the same even in his social life.
The 2020 top Kenyan student from Murang’a high school scored an A plain of 87 points with over 800 students across the country also recording clean A.
Education CS George Magoha on Monday released the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations results with a number of schools such as Kenya High, Kaaga girls, Oriwo boys, St. Joseph Kitale, Chuka Boys, St. Joseph Rapogi and Moi Kabarak being amongst the best performers in the nation.
The KCSE exams were done between the period of March and April. Marking which was conducted in strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols was finished last week.
According to Nation Africa, the release of KCSE results today was an important event for both parents and students who had to wait for nearly a whole year to sit for their exams. The school calendar was greatly affected by the Covid-19 situation in the country.
The education cabinet secretary Prof George Magoha promised both parents and students that grades would be awarded on merit.
“We are all determined to ensure (that) grades awarded to our learners are all merited and that our academic qualifications are beyond reproach,” Prof Magoha said.