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February 21, 2019

Wamy: the school that topped in Biology

Wamy student during a lesson in class.pic\Charles Kimani
Wamy student during a lesson in class.pic\Charles Kimani

IT took only four years for Wamy High School to get to the limelight after it was established in 2003.

The boys school is located at South B near Balozi estate in Nairobi. It was ranked among academic powerhouses in 2007 when it emerged position three in the private secondary schools category. It was number 13 nationwide.

According to the school's principal, Shaban Omari, the KCSE results of 2011 were the best posting after the lull since 2007.

Omari, accompanied by his deputy, Paul Ng'ang'a, and administrator Adam Khalifa, said the school lays a lot of emphasis on science subjects.

This demand in sciences from parents has seen the school lead in Makadara district where schools like Buru Buru girls used to shine,” he said. The school has four fully-equipped laboratories.

Omari said the school has collected trophies in Chemistry, Biology, IRE, Physics and Maths in the district.

Wamy was the best school in Biology nationally in last year's KCSE.

Out of the 78 candidates who sat for the Biology paper, 53 scored straight As, 15 A-, six B+, two plain B and two C+. The mean score was 11.45.

Omari credits the good performance to the youthful Zedekiah Agina, a teacher who has been at the school for seven years and is currently doing his Phd at Kenyatta University.

The school also led in History and Government nationwide. The subject is taught by Humphrey Khaseke.

The school credits the good performance in History to the many speakers who were brought to talk about the new constitution and devolution.

We didn't overlook the new constitution where many questions were set from,” Omari said.

Ng'ang'a said at Wamy, students are well prepared for the exams, with all teachers finishing the syllabus on second term.

"Besides that, we don't do continuous assessment tests; we do complete exam papers totalling to six during the candidates final year," Ng'ang'a said.

Wamy stands for World Assembly of Muslim Youth whose headquarters is in Jedda, Saudi Arabia. In Kenya, Irshad Ibrahim, a director at Wamy school, is also the director of Wamy East Africa.

Initially, Wamy assisted the less fortunate. It has assisted many poor students in North Eastern province.

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