St. Peter’s Boys Primary School, Mumias is a towering academic giant that has been producing exemplary results over the years. In the 2022 KCPE results, the institution produced the joint top student, Otieno Lewis Omondi Glen who scored 431 marks.
St. Peter’s Mumias was established in 1929 by Mill Hill Fathers missionaries. As a result, the institution has maintained strict adherence to strong Roman Catholic practices.
It is a public school that sits at the heart of Mumias town in Mumias West sub-county, in Kakamega County.
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Here is what WoK gathered about the top performing institution.
The institution is under the tutelage of Sister Ann Onyancha who serves as the headteacher. In 2021, the 59 year old was recognised by TSC during the World Teachers’ Day for her exemplary work in education. Onyancha teaches Mathematics and is expected to retire soon.
She attributes the school’s performance to a great school culture which calls for timely completion of the syllabus. Additionally, Onyancha says that the Board of Management and parents have remained supportive to the welfare of the tutors.
“After we have covered the syllabus, we do a lot of revision and the teachers are very supportive. The parents are supporters and in 2021 when we had our results, the Board of Management took us to Mombasa,” Onyancha said after release of 2022 results.
Commendable KCPE results
In 2019 KCPE, the school had 40 students who scored above 400 marks. It registered a mean of 373. A year later, St. Peter’s Mumias yet again posted commendable results which saw 90 students score at least 400 marks. The institution had a mean of 391. In the 2021 KCPE, the school’s top student scored 427 marks.
Top Student In 2022 KCPE
The joint top student nationally, Lewis Otieno Omondi is described by the headteacher as being polite, disciplined and prayerful. According to Onyancha, the witful student who was their index 1 approached her before the exams and asked for prayers.
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“He came to ask for prayers before the exams. He knelt down in my office and we prayed for him,” she told journalists.
Omondi, who hails from Kabondo Kasipul in Homa Bay County scored 93% in English, 87% in both Kiswahili and Mathematics, 80% in Science and 84% in Social Studies and Religious Education.
It was the candidate’s moment of ecstasy as he took a 170km journey back to his former school to join teachers and parents in celebrating the results. The 15 year old is hopeful of joining Alliance High School and thereafter pursue engineering just like his father.
Omondi revealed that he received the results through his cousin’s phone and it was a shock on him when he learnt he was the top student in Kenya.
“We heard that the top student had 431 marks and when my cousin checked my results, I had 431, so obviously I was top and that came to me as a shock.”
“I really thank God for this result. I never expected to be number one countrywide, though I expected to do well because I was prepared for the results,” said Omondi.
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