Kiwanja Secondary School received 62 Es, several Ds, and only two Cs in last year's KCSE results, according to University Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Wainaina.
"It is a great disgrace for us that a school that borders one of the region's premier universities receives several Es in KCSE." None of the students plan to attend university. Instead of aspiring to be our next-door neighbor, the students have failed miserably,” he said.
The VC was speaking at the launch of Dr. Rubai Mandela's book, Before Two Become One: Navigating Marital Relationships, at a Ruiru hotel on Monday.
Prof. Wainaina criticized the school's lack of self-motivation to learn, claiming that students had never visited the university for motivational talks or regular tours to familiarize themselves with the pinnacles of education. “We have been receiving students from all over the country who come here to get a feel for the university environment in order to rekindle their desire to learn. Despite being less than five minutes away, we have never received students from this school,” lamented the don.
He stated that as education stakeholders, they have taken note of the poor results and are working on ways to motivate students to take education seriously.
The VC attributed the poor performance to parents' lack of discipline, claiming that they may not understand the value of education or have failed to provide a conducive learning environment for their children.
According to Prof. Wainaina, students at the school allegedly abuse drugs sold by the local community, and the school administration is unable to address the issue.
However, he stated that in collaboration with other stakeholders, they will eliminate drug abuse in the school and motivate students to perform well.
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