Kerongorori High School honors best students ahead of joining university

Students and parents follow proceedings during the Education Day at Kerongorori High School on July 14, 2023. PHOTO/Samuel Okerosi, Scholar Media Africa.
  • The event, filled with jubilation and inspiration, served as a platform to acknowledge the students’ accomplishments and motivate others to reach for the stars.
  • The school registered 363 candidates in the 2022 KCSE, where 201 scored a university entry grade of C+ (Plus) and above. 
  • Success stories were shared, resilience was honored, and the transformative power of education was celebrated.

The 201 students being honored have overcome numerous obstacles and challenges in their pursuit of academic excellence

Dr. Peter Nyamoko, Principal, Kerongorori High.

In a momentous event aimed at recognizing and celebrating the school’s exceptional academic achievement, Kerongorori High School hosted an Education Day on July 14, 2023, to honor 201 outstanding students who achieved direct entry to university in the 2022 national examinations. 

This remarkable accomplishment not only brought pride to the school but also highlighted the dedication, hard work, and perseverance of these young minds. 

The event, filled with jubilation and inspiration, served as a platform to acknowledge the students’ accomplishments and motivate others to reach for the stars.

A moment of song and dance by the school choir. PHOTO/Samuel Okerosi, Scholar Media Africa.

A beacon of hope

Nestled in the scenic landscapes of Kenyenya Sub-County in Kisii County, the school traces its roots back to 1977 when it first opened its doors with a mere seven students. 

The then-fledgling institution began its journey in a humble structure but with a vision to provide quality education to the community. 

Supported by a dedicated team of educators and inspired by the desire to uplift the young minds of Kenyenya Sub-county and beyond, the school set off on a path of growth and development.

Teachers being introduced during the occasion. PHOTO/Samuel Okerosi, Scholar Media Africa.

Kerongorori High School has grown into a reputable academic institution, nurturing young minds and molding them into accomplished individuals ready to make their mark on the world as it stands currently, with a population of 1450 students. 

Laying the foundation

The school has long been recognized for its commitment to quality education and nurturing a culture of excellence. 

Sitting in the serene surroundings of Kisii County, the school has become a beacon of hope and a testament to the power of shining, both in curricular and co-curricular activities.

The leg-ball team which will represent the county (Kisii County) in regional competitions. PHOTO/Samuel Okerosi, Scholar Media Africa.

The leg-ball team will be representing the school and the county in Maranda High School, Siaya County.

Under the visionary leadership of the School Principal, Dr. Peter Nyamoko, the school has dedicated itself to providing a conducive environment for learning.

Kerongorori High School has well-equipped laboratories and well-spaced classrooms, a resourceful library, and a team of over 60 passionate teachers from the Teachers Service Commission and under the Board of Management.

One of the school’s tuition blocks. PHOTO/Samuel Okerosi, Scholar Media Africa.

In all ways, the institution has been striving to impart knowledge and values to its students.

“The 201 students being honored have overcome numerous obstacles and challenges in their pursuit of academic excellence. 

Dr. Peter Nyamoko, Principal Kerongorori High School, with beneficiary students under MP Barongo’s education empowerment program, during the event. PHOTO/Samuel Okerosi, Scholar Media Africa.

They have demonstrated resilience, determination, and an unwavering commitment to their studies. 

Each student has a unique story of triumph and perseverance, which has now culminated in reaching the coveted university direct entry grade,” said Dr. Nyamoko.

Part of the 201 students who qualified for university direct entry. PHOTO/Samuel Okerosi, Scholar Media Africa.

The day’s extravaganza

The remarkable event was graced by Eng. Obadiah Barongo, Member of Parliament Bomachoge Borabu, who was the chief guest; 

Among other notable figures who addressed the congregation include Philip Chirchir, Kisii County Director of Education (by representation); Prof. Henry Onderi, Chairman Kisii County Education Board; Amos Onderi, Area Member of County Assembly; Dr. Simon Nyakwara, BoM Chairman; Dr. Henry Kinya, Academics Committee Chair; 

Dr. Simon Nyakwara, Kerongorori High School BoM Chair, Eng. Obadiah Barongo, Member of Parliament Bomachoge Borabu, Amos Onderi, Bokimonge Member of County Assembly, Joseph Abincha, Executive Secretary KUPPET, Kisii County among other guests follow the event’s proceedings. PHOTO/Samuel Okerosi, Scholar Media Africa.

Laban Ouko, KUPPET Chairman Kisii Chapter and Joseph Abincha, Executive Secretary KUPPET, Kisii County.

The day commenced with a colorful procession led by the school’s marching band, creating an atmosphere of festivity and pride.

Some of the 201 students. PHOTO/Samuel Okerosi, Scholar Media Africa.

The students, adorned in their academic robes, marched with a sense of accomplishment and anticipation.

Distinguished guests delivered inspiring speeches, emphasizing the significance of education in shaping the future and commending the students for their hard work and dedication. 

The event also featured captivating cultural performances, showcasing the rich heritage of Kisii County and fostering a sense of belonging among the attendees.

Excellence

The school registered 363 candidates in the 2022 KCSE, where 201 scored a university entry grade of C+ (Plus) and above. 

Guests during the event. PHOTO/Samuel Okerosi, Scholar Media Africa.

The 2022 KCSE mean was 6.68.

The score was a deviation mark of +1.97 from the previous year, 2021, where they had a mean score of 4.71.

The school targets a mean score of 7.0 and above in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations.

“Make the right choice of the course you wish to pursue and as you progress to university, be responsible, for nobody will be there to follow you up,” advised Prof. Henry Onderi, Chairman, Kisii County Education Board.

It not only recognized the achievements of these outstanding students but also acted as a catalyst for change within the education system. 

Students following through the proceedings. PHOTO/Samuel Okerosi, Scholar Media Africa.

The event was a powerful reminder of the importance of investing in quality education, providing learners with adequate resources, and supporting students’ aspirations.

“Let’s not only continue celebrating the 2022 results but also focus on this year’s exam,” highlighted Prof. Onderi.

The impact 

The success of 201 learners was a testament to the transformative power of education and the fruits of hard work and determination, and served as a source of inspiration for future generations.

By showcasing this, the aim was to motivate other students to strive for excellence, ignite their passion for learning, and broaden their horizons.

“Education is the only equalizer we have. Even if you are from a humble background, when you have succeeded in academia, you are better off in life. 

Please put more effort into your work, and you will celebrate through good results. Usually, the academic effort is rewarding,” said Amos Onderi, Member of County Assembly (MCA), Bokimonge ward.

Amos Onderi, MCA Bokimonge ward, delivering his input. PHOTO/Samuel Okerosi, Scholar Media Africa.

With each passing moment, it became a mosaic of triumphs, aspirations, and dreams, symbolizing the collective effort of the entire school community.

The moments worked together to create a brighter future for the students and inspire them to reach for the stars. 

Success stories were shared, resilience was honored, and the transformative power of education was celebrated.

“It is because of good results we have come here. Dear teachers and students, continue pushing forward. It is because of that we can realize these results.

Students, work smart so that you will not be embarrassed; and to parents, follow your child to ensure they are on the right track,” remarked Joseph Abincha who is the Executive Secretary KUPPET, Kisii County.

Stakeholder’s word

As the patron of educational institutions in the constituency, I will ensure I direct resources to this school so that it produces world-class students. 

We were raised in absolute poverty, but because of persistence, discipline, and prayers, we are who we are today. I stand before you as the evidence that hard work pays,” said Eng. Obadiah Barongo, MP Bomachoge Borabu Constituency.

Eng. Obadiah Barongo, MP Bomachoge Borabu constituency giving his remarks. PHOTO/Samuel Okerosi, Scholar Media Africa.

Adding on the same, the area MP promised to work hand in hand with the Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu to ensure schools within the constituency are given resources.

This will enable the school to put up a dining hall, which has been a problem when students are dining.

The legislator promised that through his education empowerment program, he will continue to promote education by sponsoring bright yet needy students.

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As the curtains rolled down, echoes of inspiration reverberated through the hearts and minds of all. 

The seeds of ambition were planted, and the path to greatness was illuminated. 

Guests follow proceedings. PHOTO/Samuel Okerosi, Scholar Media Africa.
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