Girl defies all odds to emerge top in K.C.P.E 2017

Top student countrywide Godalyn Kakuya celebrating with family PHOTO COURTESY

Kakamega,KENYA:A Kakamega girl has beaten all odds to emerge top candidate in the 2017 K.C.P.E.

Goldalyn Kakuya from the St Ann’s Junior School Lubao in Kakamega County emerged top after scoring 455 marks, despite all the challenges that come with albinism.

The top position in K.C.P.E has been a boy dominated affair for the past two years.

Kakuya scored 99A in English, 99A in Kiswahili, 85A in Maths, 88A in Science and 84A in Social Studies.
Education Cabinet secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’I  said special schools produced 6 of the best candidates nationally.

Speaking to journalist on Tuesday, Kakuya excitedly said that she is honored to be celebrating her achievement as that she did not expect to perform in that manner.

“I am honoured to be here celebrating this … it’s wonderful because I did not expect to do very well,” she said.

She dedicated her achievement to teachers, friends, and parents that had a hand in her performance, adding that she would like to join Kenya High School or Mpesa foundation Academy as her dream schools.

She did not fail to mention her career dream of becoming a psychotherapist or a psychiatrist as she likes anything related to the mind.

“In future, I want to be a psychotherapist or a psychiatrist. I always like anything related to the mind,” she said.

In Nakuru and Meru counties, girls also emerged tops after 447 and 445 marks respectively.

In Mombasa county, Hanaan Amer Sherman from Nyali primary scored 428 marks.

When announcing the results, Education CS announced that the government would sponsor 100 of the students who scored above 400 marks.

Matiang’i also announced that all students who scored over 400 marks would be guaranteed a place in National schools.

There was an improvement in the top score this year from last year where the top student scored 437 marks.

Additional reporting by Michael Mbugua