The 2020 form four secondary school students in Kenya sat for the Kenya Certificate for Secondary Education (KCSE) National Exams in March and April 2021.
The Cabinet Secretary Education Prof. George Magoha announced the results in May where he pointed out that schools did perform well irrespective of all changes to academic calendar caused by the corona virus pandemic.
GESCI is delighted to note that schools implementing the African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) Programme since 2016 were among the top 200 schools nationally. These include: Kebirigo Boys High School from Nyamira County,Moi Naikarra Secondary and Maasai Girls from Narok County, Dr. Aggrey and Murray Girls from Taita Taveta County.
In Kiambu County, Loreto Kiambu (among the ADSI Project Schools) emerged as the most improved having a school mean score of 6.7 from 5.5 in 2019.
Mr. John Kuyo, Principal Moi Naikarra Secondary attributed the exemplary performance at the school to remote learning during school closure due to COVID19.He mentioned that the GESCI Students Resources for online learning and Teachers Open Educational Resources played a key in provision of content to support the students.
GESCI CEO Jerome Morrissey congratulated the schools and encouraged them to keep implementing learnings from the ADSI Programme which aims at whole school ICT integration, improving learning outcomes, modes of teaching and general running of school activities.
The ADSI Programme is funded by Mastercard Foundation, Canada.