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TSC suspends Principal of Nyambaria High school that produced 383 ‘A-‘ in 2022

By Winnie Mabel November 8th, 2023 2 min read

The Teachers Service Commission has suspended the Principal of Nyambaria High School, Mr Charles Onyari, as the school’s manager.

The suspension comes as senior secondary school students continue to sit for their end of high school national examinations, the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations (KCSE) 2023.

According to reports, Mr Onyari was suspended upon the recommendation of the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), the exam body that administers KCSE annually.

This is after an investigation indicated Mr Onyari had been facilitating examination irregularities at the institution

Incidentally, Mr Onyari was the school principal in 2022 when Nyambaria High unexpectedly posted 28 ‘A’ plain grades in the KCSE examination.

The little known school in Nyamira County beat top national schools to post a mean grade of 10.8, further perplexing Kenyans about their performance.

Nyambaria had 488 candidates in 2022.

Among them, 383 students scored an A- (minus) while 76 scored B+ (plus).

Only one student scored a plain B.

On World Teachers’ Day in October 2023, the Teachers Service Commission, Mr Charles Onyari was honored among those who excelled in the 2022 national examinations and their ‘exceptional performance and commitment to educating future generations’ was noted.

In the secondary school category, Mr Onyari emerged as the top school leader in Kenya.

Following news of Mr Onyari’s suspension, Kenyans had mixed reactions as sampled below:

“He needs to prove to everyone that he can keep the same performance he posted last year without any interference,” said Mwalimu Kibet.

“KNEC think that they have overcome, little do they know how school principals are assigning teachers to look for answers, photocopy them before the principal himself takes them to class then distributes them to candidates,” opined Amos Amo.

“Looking for self fame the hard and wrong way!” claimed Daniel Mutie.

“The fortieth day,” added Stanley Langat.

“Nyambaria will shine again and again,” added Harris Arisi.

“It is unfortunate for a national school to engage on such outdated behavior,” ‘added Jones Mabuka.

“The guy has been on the spotlight since last year.. making us believe in unreal academic miracles,” added Prince Munyiah.

On November 8, 2023, Form Four students are sitting their end of secondary school national examinations.

The KCSE began on October 19, 2023, with rehearsals and practicals, and proceeded to sit their papers from November 6, 2023. The exams are set to be completely done by November 24, 2023.

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