As this year’s national examinations draw near, all eyes are set on Marell Centre due to its excellent performance.
The school is located in the outskirts of Bungoma town in Western Kenya and it is commonly referred to as the “Academic Powerhouse.”
Its excellent academic performance has attracted schools and pupils from Bungoma who aim at discovering the mystery behind its success.
According to the school director Ellis Ominde, the centre has always had one key objective: posting good results.
He said that the centre has been posting good results since 1996 when their first set of candidates sat for the national examination.
Last year, one of their candidates Jefferson Nyonje attained 445 out of 500 marks to keep the school’s academic fire burning.
MOTIVATION AND COMMITMENT
He further added that the secret behind their success is commitment, motivation of teachers and learners, faith in God and maintaining a cordial working relationship between teachers and learners.
Besides, the school exposes their pupils a lot for they engage in exchange programmes.
Lugulu Girls Primary and Mululu Academy are among the many schools that have visited Marell Centre to quench their thirst and quest for academic excellence.
The current population is 875 pupils spread out at Marell Centre, Marell Academy and Marell Junior.
This year, 52 candidates will sit the KCPE examinations and the school administrator Mr David Kang’o the school administrator is expecting great victory as usual since the candidates are well equipped to handle it.
The institution had a total of 37 teachers some who have undergone the ongoing CBC in-service training.
The school is proud of the great people it has produced- doctors, engineers, advocates and lecturers.
The school management has ensured that teachers go for CBC training and it has divided its staff into two groups one for CBC classes and the other upper classes.