Ngara Girls High School is one of the best and oldest national schools in Nairobi under the able leadership of principal Dr. (Mrs.) Beatrice Ndiga- Odiero, PhD. Prior to joining this academic giant, Dr. Beatrice was the very first principal of St. Anne’s secondary. She has a wealth of experience having taught at Limuru Girls for 16 years.
The institution made headlines in 2012 after parents accused the administration, led by the then principal Assumpta Munyasia, of corrupt dealings that had stagnated the growth of Ngara Girls. Among the allegations levelled against the principal included nepotism, having more than 50 ghost students who were receiving Government subsidies that totalled to more than kes2.6 million.
The Ombudsman office found Munyasia guilty of using her office to illegally trade in eggs. She used her influence to supply eggs to her school, Upper Hill School, Nembu Girls’ Secondary School and Buruburu Girls’ Secondary School.
Dr. (Mrs.) Beatrice Ndiga- Odiero found a school whose infrastructure was inadequate to handle the school population. The perimeter wall was incomplete making it accessible to criminal elements while the dining room could not accommodate all the students forcing them to stand outside while taking their meals. These are some of the projects that stalled because of alleged mismanagement of funds by the previous administration.
Teaching staff courtesy of ngaragirls.org
The school’s mean grade in 2018 was 6.5. To be updated.