Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya today rewarded Kakamega High School and Sacred Heart Mukumu Girls for emerging best overall school and best performed girl’s school respectively in the 2016 Kenya Certificate Secondary Examinations (KSCE) in Kakamega County. Kakamega School received Kshs. 1Million while Mukumu Girls School received Kshs500,000/-.

St. Peter’s Boys Primary and it’s sister school St. Anne’s Girls’ Primary from Mumias West Sub-county were best overall in the primary schools category and were each awarded Kshs. 100,000/= . The top schools in every Sub-county were also commended and rewarded with Kshs. 50,000/- each.

Governor Oparanya directed the school heads not to channel the money towards any development project in the schools but instead use it to motivate the students, teachers and their support staff for the exemplary performance in the examinations.

The County Chief called on school principals and heads to encourage deserving bright and needy students and pupils respectively to apply for and utilise the Kakamega County bursary funds and the County Helb Loan.

Later in the day, Governor Oparanya addressed ECDE Teachers at the Masinde Muliro University Hall. The county government has employed 1,900 ECDE teachers and plans to increase the number to 3,000 are on course.

The Governor was accompanied by Deputy Governor H.E Prof. Philip Kutima, Members of County Assembly, CEC Members, Chairperson Public Service Board, KNUT Officials among others.