List of provincial secondary schools in Kenya
Education is power and a very crucial element in our day to day livelihood. It is also probably one of the life-changing and prosperous self-investment to any individual, which nobody can ever seize once imparted in the minds. Kenya being one of the developing nations in Africa has education as one of its pillars that the country is dependent on in pushing the wheels of development. It is for this reason therefore that the country has tried a lot to evolve its education system to guarantee a developmental oriented system of education since independence. It is fair to argue that we have come a long way with respect to the education building blocks in the country. This post highlights the top provincial schools in the country.
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The secondary schools in Kenya ever since can be categorized into three; the government funded, Harambee and private. Organizations or individuals sponsor the private schools. Harambee schools, on the other hand, are community-based schools but receive a bit of assistance from the government.
While the government-funded schools are completely own and funded by the government. They are again classified into three; national, provincials which are currently known as the extra-county schools and the district learning institutions. After the Kenya certificate of primary education (KCPE), the government select students and distribute them to the government schools with regard to the performance of each student.
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Those students with the best grades are admitted to nationalsâ schools countrywide, those with the bett er grades are selected to join provincial schools while those with the average scores, gain admission to the district schools respectively. Normally, the accepted usual years in secondary education is four years, and it is only then that you can advance to the tertiary level.
List of provincial secondary schools in Kenya
The provincial secondary schools are one of the high performing boarding schools in Kenya. They are prestigious in their own way both in the curricula and co-curriculum activities, and as things stand, it is fair to argue that the national schools should watch the space.
Here are some of the best provincial secondary schools that you ought to know and their school codes.
Thika high school
It is one of the best secondary schools in Kenya so far. Thika High school is located in Kiambu county in the central part of the country. It happens to be one of the oldest boysâ schools in the country being it was founded in the 1950âs. The school code is 11207101.
Moi Girls' School Nairobi
This is another provincial learning institution and one of the best schools in Nairobi County. It is a girlâs only boarding school situated in Dagoretti constituency along Kangethe Road Nairobi Kenya. The school happens to be one of the best performing girlsâ school in the nation with its code being 20405003.
Musingu Boys High school
It is one of the oldest school in western Kenya dating back to the 1960âs. The school is located along the Sigalagala-Butere road in Kakamega County. Aside from their academic exploits in the country, the boys' boarding school is one of the rugby sports powerhouses in Kenya. Their nationwide code is 37615001.
Chianda High School Boys
It is a provincial boyâs boarding school located along Ndori-Lwanda Koâotieno road, Rarieda district Siaya County. The esteemed school is one of the extra-county schools that apart from its proximity to Lake Vic toria, it is one of the best performing schools in the region. The school code is 42721101.
Hill School â" Eldoret Girls
The girlâs only boarding school is one of the highly regarded public schools not only in Eldoret but in Kenya as a whole. The school which its code is 26535101 is located in Langas area along the Eldoret-Kisumu road in Uasin Gishu County.
Precious Blood Riruta Girls
It is one of the precious blood girlsâ boarding schools in the country. The boarding school which happens to be a missionary school was established in the early 1960âs by the Catholics. Precious Blood Riruta is located in Kawangware off Waithaka-Kikuyu Road Nairobi County.
The school is also one of the best excelling provincial schools in Kenya with its countrywide school code being 20405004.
Nguviu Boys High School Boys
It is one of the best performing provincial schools in the country so far. The school which is a Catholic-sponsored government sc hool has been there for the last five decades or so. The complete boarding institution is situated in Kibungu Sub-location, in Embu County.
The institution with 4Dâs motto, discipline, determination, dedication, and diligence, commands a lot of respect not only in the Embu region but in the country as well. 14355202 is its nationwide code.
Kiambu High School Boys
The boysâ boarding school is located in Kiambaa constituency in Kiambu County along the Ruiru-Kiambu road. The school happens to be one of the best secondary schools in Kenya. Being a school that was established as early as 1976, it is reputable and probably one of the provincial schools that your child can get the best education they deserve. The school code is 11205204.
Kerugoya Girls High School Girls
The highly rated girlâs boarding school is a public school located in Kaguyu sub location, Kerugoya constituency along Kerugoya-Karatina road in Kirinyaga County. The school which its nationwide code is 09203402, is well known for its exemplary performance in sports and games.
Particularly hockey girls which they have won several accolades in the national and East-Africa games.
Nyahururu High School Boys
It is boys only school located in Ndaragwa constituency, Nyahururu county in the central parts of Kenya. The school which is well equipped in terms of academic facilities is one of the best performing schools in Kenya. The nationwide school code is 07214101.
Malindi High School
It is one of the best boys boarding provincial schools in the country. The school is located in Malindi behind the new Malindi Bus Park in Kilifi County. The learning institution represented with the code 04107101 is the powerhouse in academic excellence in that region.
Njiiri School Boys
The school is located along Thika-Kangare road in Kigumo constituency Muranga County. This center of excellence is a boys-only boarding school. The gover nment-sponsored school is one of the oldest school in that region. The countrywide code for this school is 10227301.
St. Maryâs Lwak Girlsâ School Girls
It is another one of the best performing provincial girl schools in the country. The institutions also happen to one of the oldest girlâs schools in Kenya. It is located along the Ndori-Lwanda Koâotieno in Rarieda district, Siaya County. 42721201 is the nationwide code of the impressive school.
Kangundo High School Boys
It is a boyâs only boarding school located along Kagundo-Mwala road in Machakos County. The institution is known for its awesome performance nationwide. The school code is 12316101.
Schemes of work for Kenyan secondary schools
The scheme of work in most of the secondary school in Kenya has also evolved a lot. Since the era of the Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) in the 7-4-2-3 system of education where the secondary education curriculum was divided in A-levels a nd the O-levels, to the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in the 8-4-4 system of education.
The system of operation in imparting knowledge to the students has been progressive with a wide range of relevant subjects infused in the learning system. The scheme of work especially in the current system of education involves subjects like English, Kiswahili, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Business studies, Christian religious education (CRE), Agriculture and Geography.
In addition, there are other optional subjects that have been incorporated in most learning institutions for the purposes of exposure to current trends and the outside world like French, Music, German, Computer, Arabic and Power mechanics. The scheme of work in most of the taught subjects in Kenyan secondary schools are available and can be downloaded in the Oxford University Press East Africa websites along with all the relevant learning materials.
It is also possible to acquire the schemes of work for all subjects at âSchools Net Kenyaâ though at a fee depending on the subjects you want. It is also worth noting that all the schemes of work are and must be approved by the ministry of education.
Within the numerous and diverse subjects taught in the secondary schools as mentioned above, there is a criterion in which they are again classified in the curriculum. This classification, provides the opportunity for students to major on the subjects that liaise with the career path they would wish to take or in any case his/her secondary education fails to go past that level, then they might have the necessary skill to find a job in the outside world. The grouping comprises of English, Mathematics, and Kiswahili,
- Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Physical education (P.E)
- History and Government, geography, Christian Religious Education, and Hindu Islamic Education
- Business Studies, Home Science, Agriculture, Woodwork, Metalwork, Power Mechanics, Drawing and design, Aviation technology, Electricity and Building and construction
- French, Arabic, Music, Arabic and German
The first batch of the group containing English, Mathematics, and Kiswahili are normally compulsory to all the students in the secondary education. The second batch which in most cases are categorized as âSciencesâ, the students are all required to pick a minimum of two subjects.
In the third section usually referred to as âHumanitiesâ, the students are at free to pick either one or two of the best to their capability. The fourth section normally known as the âTechnical âsubjects are also optional, and students are only allowed to pick one. The last group comprises the foreign languages, and here the students are still allowed to only select one subject.
What is worth taking into consideration is that, with all the optional subjects, the student total examinable subjects is not supposed to exceed eight while the minimum examinable subjects in the national exams stand at six.
In a nutshell, the current secondary education is essential to the Ministry of Education Kenya and to the entire population of Kenya. It brings about the holistic and total development of the student as they are oriented into the society and accomplishing things like;
This is depicted in most secondary schools being most secondary institutions admit students from different and diverse tribes. This is essential in the sense that students learn to appreciate other peopleâs cultures thus fostering peaceful coexistence.
It is from the strong secondary education base that most students start to focus on their career pat h. Additionally, there are a lot of things taught at the secondary level that equip most of the students with the necessary skills and knowledge to survive in the outside world.
Talent realization and development
It is at this juncture that serious talents are discovered or re-discovered. The extra-curriculum activities in the schools allow for the students to engage on things they like or prefer which can be horned into perfect talents. Moreover, subjects like music, drawing, and mechanics provide the students with the perfect launch points in realizing one's talent.
Nation Building and Patriotism
It is through the secondary education that students are taught the importance of loving one's nation through history and government subjects. Other subjects like business studies and Agriculture provides the students with the necessary skills required in propagating their developmental idea in various fields like agro-economy and commerce.
Pre servation of nature
The curriculum through biological sciences, the students get the opportunity to learn on the necessity of conserving the environment. Through this, the country is capable to raise a generation that appreciates nature and responsible al round.
Religious and moral values
Subjects like the Christianity, Islam, and Hindu Islamic Education imparts proper moral virtues to the students. Also, it allows the students to grow with respect to other religion.
Most people in Kenya are well familiar with the National schools in the country. What they do have little information about, however, are the provincial schools or extra-county schools in the country.
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