“My daughters don’t indulge in things that do not add value in your lives. Please fall in love with your books and not boys”, he said. “If you want to have a husband like a governor then you must be patient enough, bure mwisho utajikuta unaoshea watu nguo ili kukithi mahitaji yako “– Governor George Natembeya
By Governor’s Press Unit
Governor George Natembeya of Trans Nzoia County joined the board of management, teachers and students in celebrating the opening of an ultra-modern dormitory on Tuesday 14th of March 2023. The housing facility is an answer to myriad challenges faced by the over 2700 girls, according to the governor.
Speaking shortly after opening the 565-bed capacity dormitory, the governor challenged the learners to take up their education seriously despite challenges encountered in the course of learning. “Many Challenges that you are undergoing shouldn’t deter you from achieving your expectations as envisaged in your school motto of becoming a school of excellence” He committed his administration to constructing enough ablution facilities, saying the current 1-9 ratio wasn’t a very good thing.
” We have limited resources and putting in mind that counties are only entitled to cater for ECDE and TVET but we will strive to put in more efforts to ensure that we do something however not as much as it may be expected “, he said. In answering requests from both the board of management chairman Dr Robert Masinde and the Chief Principal Madam Rosebella Munzala, the Governor said his administration will help construct a borehole fitted with solar panels so that the issue of leasing a water boozer may come to an end. He pledged to lobby for more teachers to be posted to the school to ease the student-teacher ratio.
The governor implored the girls not to waste their precious time which he said will not be easy to recover from. “My daughters don’t indulge in things that do not add value in your lives. Please fall in love with your books and not boys”, he said. “If you want to have a husband like a governor then you must be patient enough, bure mwisho utajikuta unaoshea watu nguo ili kukithi mahitaji yako “, he added.
He noted that success after a four years stint is only for those who are prepared and told the girls to “maintain or surpass the 9.29 mean grades both collectively and individually. “Strive to perform much better than your fellow student who has been getting position one. She is not better than you as you may imagine “. He told the teachers ” Yes you are doing the work needed to be done by two or more teachers, but the success of the learners is solely dependent on you so don’t tire in the noble calling. He challenged parents not just to send and dump their children into the care of teachers but give them enough support geared toward seeing them achieve their potential. He also asked the board of management to avoid being passive but develop a proactive approach that will see to it that learners get a conducive atmosphere to achieve their goals.
County Secretary Madam Truphosa Amere said she had encountered a vibe of positivity, noting that one “becomes what they visualize.” It is indeed exciting to see you here, it is nostalgic and my challenge to you is to remain focused to achieve the four-year dream. You will make it if you indeed want it to happen “, she said amid claps of joy from the girls who looked upon one of their successful genders as an inspiration to propel them to success. Education and TVET CECM Julia Ruto Kichwen appreciated the girls for striving to reach their ultimate goal of becoming “girls of excellence” and said she too felt nostalgic seeing their commitment to becoming successful. The Chief Principal Madam Rosebella Munzala said the girls are committed to regaining their position of excellence by wrestling the mantle from other academic giants among them St Brigids girl’s national school which St Joseph’s Girls had previously beaten up pants down in the previous KCSE exams.
The board of management chairman Dr Robert Masinde echoed her sentiments saying the governor’s total commitment to supporting the education sector is a great milestone in achieving academic excellence. The function was attended by the governor’s PA Emmanuel Wanjala, County staff, teachers of the school and the Clergy from the Kitale Catholic Diocese.