It was Joy and Celebrations for 14-year old Joe Griffin Nduthu who emerged tops for Nairobi County based Mountain View school in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination.
Griffin who was carried shoulder high by school pupils scored 420 marks out of a possible 500 to emerge the best candidate in the school which has been doing well for the past years.
Flanked by his parents led by Francis Mburu, an excited Griffin attributed his success to hard work , discipline and listening to his teachers and parents.
‘I knew I would pass my exams,but I did not expect I would pass the 400 marks.This comes as a pleasant surprise but I owe it to the hard work I put in and above all God,Parents and teachers .” he said.
Griffin told journalist in the school compound that he would like to pursue his dream of becoming a criminal lawyer.He plans to join Alliance High school where he will pursue criminal law.
His father (Francis Mburu) was all smiles while lauding his son for making their family proud. “As a parent, you expect your child to excel. We did not give him any pressure.He showed a lot of focus on the books and discipline .He chose to pursue criminal law which we shall try to guide him.He has done us proud and we are happy for his great achievement “ Observed Mr.Mburu.
The school had 90 candidates where 36 made it with over 400 marks which is a great achievement compared to other previous years.Those who scored above 380 marks were 63 students
The school principal Regina Maina said discipline and hard work has been the guiding factor for the school. ‘Being a private school, our aim is to give quality education. I’m excited for my school performance.This has been the largest class for the last 34 years.Having 63 students scoring over 380 marks is a great achievement.Last year,the best student had 446 marks which is slightly better than what we achieved this year.The drop has been witnessed all over the country but we feel proud by the schools achievement which is founded under Christian foundation “.she said.
Other students who performed well included Mitchell Jepchirchir, Sandra Nyokabi and Ann Shirlyn who tied after scoring 419 marks.