Butula Boys National School has recorded four plain As in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams breaking the five-year dry spell for As in the whole of Busia County.
Michael Baraka and Samwel Mukhebi scored 82 points each to emerge joint leaders at the school as well as the county. Simon Nyamahonga and Hopkins Ejoi followed with both scooping 81 points.
Butula School principal Daniel Ouma said a mean score of 8.15 was a great achievement. He credited the school’s impressive results to hard work and determination from both students and teachers.
Thirty other students from the institution scored A-, 46 (B+), 45 (B), 49 (B-) and 62 (C+). Forty-four candidates managed to get C, 11 (C-), five (D+) as one had a D Plain.
Salvation Army Kolanya Girls National School in Teso North had six A- (A Minus) from Tracy Nyongesa, Ann Nyawino, Catherine Nyakalama, and Veronica Wafula who tied on 75 points, and Dorothy Akoth and Sasala Wendy Ayuma who jointly scooped 74 points.
The school had a mean score of 6.67 compared to 6.07 recorded in 2019. Kolanya Boys High School also had two students who score A-. These were Muhindi Duncan (75 points) and Erick Onyango Juma (74).
Sigalame Boys School’s four top students scored A-. These were Dickens Ogara and Antonius Waka tied on 78 points while Silas Sanya and Brighten Ombere got 74 points each.
Nambale Boys had one student with an A-. The school recorded a mean score of 6.5 ahead of Lwanya Girls Secondary School which had a mean score of 6.2.
From Outside Busia
Candidates from Busia in schools outside the county produced some of the best results in the country. Kenneth Oranga from Kapsabet Boys was ranked seventh nationally with an A plain. He had secured 407 marks in the 2016 KCPE examination which he sat at Amoni Primary School in Teso North sub-county.
James Oduya, from Teso North sub-county, also scored an A plain of 83 points at Mangu High School while Calvin Ekisa, Oranga’s classmate at Kapsabet Boys scored an A-.