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Why Pangani Girls was among most preferred schools - Principal

Pangani Girls received 118,073 applications against 336 available slots.

In Summary
  • School Principal Florence Ngangari said the government has supported several projects including a footbridge that connects two sides of the school.
  • Ngangari also added that the school has been keen on ensuring one hundred per cent transition to university.
Pangani Girls School Principal Florence Ngangari during he national annual conference by Equity Wings to Fly and Elimu scholarships
Pangani Girls School Principal Florence Ngangari during he national annual conference by Equity Wings to Fly and Elimu scholarships
Image: EZEKIEL AMINGA

Pangani Girls School Principal Florence Ngangari has attributed the institution’s success to government support.

The school was among the top ten preferred schools by candidates which received more than 118,000 applications.

This is more than double the available 336 positions that can accommodate new students.

Ngangari said the government has supported several projects including a footbridge that connects two sides of the school.

“We could not burden our parents with building the footbridge since the highway passes in the middle of the school but the government chipped in,” Ngangari said.

She also added that the school has been keen on ensuring one hundred per cent transition to university.

“Last year we had 93 per cent transition, every year we ensure all children are enrolled in university,” she added.

Pangani Girls has constantly produced top candidates during the release of KCSE exams.

The ministry of education allocated three CBC classrooms in preparation for junior secondary learners.

Nanyuki High School received the highest number of applications for Form 1 admission.

The Oliver Minishi- led school received 156,003 applications against a capacity of 480 students.

Kabianga High 149,087 against 528 slots and Pangani Girls 118,073 against a population of 336.

Maseno School received 110,811 applications against 576 slots, Nakuru High received 107,915 against 336 slots and Alliance Girls received 104,353 against 384 slots.

Others are Kapsabet Boys with 99,725 applications, Butere Girls with 98,410, Mang’u High with 93,648 and Moi Girls Eldoret with 92,666 applications.

Some 38,797 KCPE candidates have been selected to join national schools.

At least 214,000 others have been placed in extra county schools while 258,456 will be enrolled in county schools.

Another 726,311 students will be enrolled in sub-county schools while 2,045 have been placed in special needs schools.

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