- The chief principal Peter Obwogo died last month.
- "The boys have recovered from the set back and are emotionally prepared for the exams," acting principal Erick Duya said.
Kisumu Boys High School acting principal Erick Duya has said the school will post good results in the ongoing KCSE exam.
This, he says, is despite the death of chief principal Peter Obwogo, which occurred last month.
Duya said they managed to cover the syllabus on time and prepared the 421 candidates well.
He said they started the exams on February 28 and have done French, Germany, Music, Art and Design.
"This is our third week of exams and it is normal work for the boys," Duya said.
The candidates, he said, are ready and in good mood for the exam. He said they have no doubt they are going to perform well.
Duya, however, said the principal's death affected the students and teachers.
He taught Christian Religious Education in the three streams of Form 4.
"The boys have recovered from the set back and are emotionally prepared for the exams," he said.
The acting principal said they have met all the Kenya National Examination Council requirements with a lean staff of kitchen members who are preparing lunch for the boys.
The three school gates are also wide open as required to allow those supervising the exams easy access.
Duya said all the 421 registered candidates are sitting the exams and are in good spirit.
In 2020, the school had 299 out of the 300 candidates sit for the exams. One did not sit the exam after getting a green card and went to the US.
Duya said out of the 299, 215 had direct entry to universities. They scored C+ and above.
The principal said the school targets to send not less than 350 candidates to universities.
"We have set a mean of 10.5 and we are hopeful that the school will achieve that. Even if we don't, we expect to get an improvement from last year's mean of 7.64," Duya said.
Kisumu Central deputy county commissioner Hussein Alaso said the exams are progressing well.
"We have gone round various schools and made adequate security arrangements for all the centers," he said.
Alaso said they are committed to ensure that exams are conducted in a conducive environment.
(Edited by Bilha Makokha)