Kisii School Principal Surprises KCSE Candidate With Airplane Ride
The principal of Kisii High School, Fred Mogaka, gave his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidate a helicopter trip as a surprise to go above and beyond the goal.
On Thursday, November 3, Mogaka provided the student with a paid trip. A local airline transported the candidate from Nairobi to Kisumu and then back to Nairobi.
During mock exams, the KCSE candidate got an A, a passmark set by the principal.
The student also came out on top, surpassing competitors from five other schools in the Kisii region.
Kisii School administration employed it as a motivational tool for the students to shine in the KCSE examinations, scheduled to take place from December 2 to December 23.
“Fred Mogaka (The Principal of Kisii High School), in his bid to motivate his form four students, promised a trip on board a plane to whoever attained an A plain in post mock exams,” Affecto Foundation founder Ndung’u Nyoro wrote.
“Juma not only secured an A plain of 81 points but also emerged the best in 5 schools,” he added.
Mogaka made headlines earlier for wearing student uniforms. The principal insisted that he wear a uniform to better interact with students.
“I realise that being like these boys will always get you closer to them. They feel like they’re a part of you,” he stated in a past interview.
He stated that wearing the uniform allowed him to collect information, which assisted him in controlling instances of student disobedience.
Two students who attempted to smuggle marijuana into the school were apprehended with the assistance of sniffer dogs that Mogaka deployed.
He worked with the National Police Service (NPS) to apprehend the student who reportedly sneaked the narcotic into school.
Prof. George Magoha, a former Education Cabinet Secretary, praised Mogaka for being at the vanguard of school disciplinary enforcement.