The Kenya National Examination Council(KNEC) loosened its grip on the Oriwo Boys High School in Homa Bay County after it released the school's KCSE results almost one month after announcing that they were withheld due to irregularities.
This came much to the jubilation of the students and teachers who had been on edge after the school had been flagged for examination malpractices and their results withheld by the examination body pending investigations.
Additionally, the school recorded exemplary performance in the examinations, as out of the 549 candidates who wrote the examinations, only 28 did not attain the minimum university admission grade of C+ (plus).
The school scored a mean grade of 8.215 (B minus), with ten of the leading candidates posting a mean grade of A-(minus).
61 students scored B+(plus), 152 B (plain), 167 B-(minus), 130 C+(plus), 26 C (plain) and two C-(minus).
This, therefore, means that the school has recorded a 95.1 percent transition to university with 521 candidates on their way to various high education institutions in the country.
The school was among institutions that were flagged for allegedly engaging in examinations malpractices, and Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha during the official release of the results on April 23, stated that 441 students would not receive their results.
"I wish to categorically state that KNEC will not have any mercy on examination offenders who must be dealt with decisively. Consequently, examination results of all the 441 cases have been cancelled," Magoha stated then.
It was hence fitting for the school's faculty and student body to celebrate their receipt of the results, especially after much tension awaiting the verdict by KNEC, and also because of the high scores that it recorded, which placed it among the top performers of the county.