Cardinal Otunga Mosocho High School is currently immersed in a celebratory atmosphere following the release of the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results for 50 candidates.
The release of the results was initially delayed as the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) decided to withhold them due to allegations of examination irregularities.
Chief Principal Albert Ombiro revealed that during the announcement of the examination results on January 8 by Education CS Ezekiel Machogu, 50 out of 433 candidates reported that their results were missing.
The school management immediately made inquiries with KNEC, which assured them it would address the issue.
The elated principal shared the remarkable achievement that six candidates scored a mean grade of A plain, 60 attained A minus, 137 achieved B plus, 203 scored B plain, and 26 received B-minus, marking the lowest grade in the school.
Ombiro, however, announced that one candidate who had scored a B-grade passed away shortly after completing his examinations.
Ombiro, accompanied by his two Deputies Gerald Ayiera and David Mayaka attributed the outstanding results to a combination of faith in God, dedicated efforts from both teachers and students, and collaboration from parents and other stakeholders.
He emphasized the role of teamwork in achieving these commendable outcomes, acknowledging the divine intervention they witnessed.
Cardinal Otunga boys situated in Kisii County, stands as one of the oldest Catholic-sponsored secondary schools in the region.
The school’s academic standing, which had waned over the years, experienced a revival in 2022 when it posted a mean score of 10.8 in the national examination, securing the second position nationwide after Nyambaria National School in Nyamira County.