Bridge Kenya Pupils Shine in the 2020 KCPE Exams
For the sixth consecutive year, Bridge Kenya pupils have performed well in the KCPE exams. Celebrations rung the air as parents, teachers, and pupils of Bridge received the results of the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results.
Bridge, which enrolled more than 2700 candidates, had the highest pupil, Morara Chrispo Oseko, scoring 413 marks, while the leading female candidate, Kimberly Betty, managed an impressive 411 marks.
Morara Chrispo Oseko is a 13-year-old boy from Tassia community in Nairobi. He has been a Bridge pupil for 5 years. Chrispo says that the teaching at Bridge and the dedication of the teachers transformed him into a better pupil since he joined the school.
When schools were closed due to Covid-19, Chrispo used the Bridge@home learning materials to continue learning at home. He is grateful that the learning materials kept him engaged, and helped him prepare for the KCPE exams. He is hopeful of joining Alliance High school to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor in future.
The top Bridge girl, Kimberly Betty comes from Kuriot village, Kipkaren River in Uasin Gishu county. She has schooled at Bridge for 10 years, and says that the teachers at Bridge are friendly and give personalized attention to all the pupils.
The 13-year-old girl who wants to become a doctor is hopeful of joining Kenya High School.
Ogola Mercy Achieng’ scored 404 marks. Mercy has been a Bridge pupil for 8 years, and says that the quality of teaching at Bridge made her perform well in the KCPE exams.
Mercy attended Bridge Siany Academy in Kisumu county. Her favourite subject is mathematics.
She says that she will forever be grateful for the contribution Bridge has made in her success.
She wants to become a doctor in future and is hopeful of joining Alliance Girls High School.
Ochieng Vincent Imoni is another Bridge star who was among the top performers in the country.
He scored 405 marks. Ochieng is from Sigomre in Siaya county
Speaking after the KCPE results were released, Reuben Wambugu, Bridge Kenya Managing Director said: “Thousands of children from underserved communities have proven once again that where you are from doesn’t have any impact on what you can achieve. For the sixth year in a row our pupils have outperformed extremely well showing that our approach to teaching and learning works. We’re really proud of what has been achieved and praise must go to our teachers and pupils who have worked so hard.”
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Bridge Kenya pupils have excelled in the KCPE since 2015 and are among the top performers in Kenya despite coming from underserved communities. Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the education system; Bridge Kenya KCPE candidates continued learning at home using the Bridge@home learning resources.
Nationally, Faith Mumo emerged as the top candidate scoring 433 marks out of the possible 500 marks
While announcing the results, Education CS Prof. George Magoha noted that the overall performance improved compared to 2019. Although the mark of the highest candidate dropped from 440 to 433 in 2020, the mean average performance and quality of grades for all candidates is higher.