The serene green surroundings in the vast South Mugirango in Kisii often conjure up memories of a nice farm land in upcountry.
But at Nduru Boys, just few Meters from the Sub County capital Nyamarambe, the lush of green picturesque scenery blends well with beautifully laid concrete buildings to give the more than 900 students studying here the much needed quite environment to read.
“God willing we will clock a mean of 6.0 in the mean score this year,” says school Principal John Masime.
He says with God and the unrelenting effort from the teachers and students, the extra county school will scale the heights in the forthcoming exams this year to improve from its last year.
The school has been in the doldrums for a decade, squeezing itself in the unenviable list of sleeping giants from the region and being in the annals of History as giant sports school from Gusii region
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The school is remembered by having produced great sportsmen like Elija Onsika, Nyandoro who made the school plough all the way to finals in 1984 kicking the then champions Kakamega Boys from the pedestal.
At Nduru the rugby fanatic Masime says he is all the enthusiastic to improve the school’s sports results.
Masime says since he took the reign at the institution three years ago his efforts had been directed to change the school’s fortunes and they are changing fast.
“It hasn’t been a walk in the park but we as teachers , students and even the board here know effort comes with pains, ” added the school boss.
The school had begun as indigenous local academic center meant to improve education in Kisii County and its environs in 1968.
Today it has since expanded its catchment priding of a multidisciplinary team of so much dedicated to prove themselves.
A delicate balancing of tact, discipline and good management skills is all the secret Masime adds that this is needed to bring the former giant back on track and into the league of the club of performers.
Performance vs. talent
Masime says at some point , some parents withdrew their children over the dipping performance.
“It’s not usual for a performing school like Nduru to have performed well and midway just go down unlike other giants which have maintained their tremendous performance against all odds”, said the principal .
He said his team will prove critics wrong attributed all the successes he is making to the supportive board of management, and the goodwill from the locals .
He also said that for any good performance local leaders have played a key role to ensure success as he lauds them
Area MP Silvanus Osoro has since injected some cash to improve the school’s facility.
The efforts have already begun to bear fruits with the record of 150 plus who have joined form one.
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There are 22 TSC teachers and 18 BOM teachers.
“During the last year exams, after barren results, the school sent 23 students direct to universities, an improvement from the previous year in which it posted 15 to universities”, said Masime.
Of urgency is the dormitory which he he says is needed to accommodate the growing number of students now turning up on its doors.
The school is already feeling a squeeze with students being forced to sit on the patio as they do exams due to lack of enough classes.
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The sole multi purpose at the school has since been turned into a class too as the student population grows.
With 100 million shillings , Masime
projects a prosperous growth and expansion to make the school a port of call to
student’s who want to excel.