Friends School Kamusinga Details
Friends School Kamusinga, an academic and extra-curricular activities giant in Kenya, owes its consistent and stellar performance to a hard working culture, discipline, mutual understanding and assistance between the staff, students, community, old boys of the school and the school’s leadership organs (the Board of Governors (BOG) and Parents Teachers Association (PTA)).
Friends School Kamusinga is a Provincial School which was upgraded National school in 2011 by the Ministry of Education is situated in the slopes of Mt. Elgon in Kimilili division in Bungoma County in a 58-acre land in a green & serene environment. The school boasts of a rich alumni of all-rounded and prominent personalities in Kenya and the world in politics, economics, academia, trade, creative arts and sports.
The school was established by Allan Bradley (a Briton who died aged 90 in February 2000) in 1956 as a transfer unit of Friends School Kaimosi from Kaimosi in Vihiga County. He is remembered by the school in “Allan Bradley Day,” the first was on February 18, 2006. The day is celebrated through a sports tournament in his name; Allan Bradley Tournament.
Friends School Kamusinga Management
Friends School Kamusinga success that had hitherto been overshadowed by what current Board of Governors (B.O.G) chairman, Dr Noah Sitati terms as mismanagement and political interference was revived in 1996 when Christopher Khaemba (former Alliance High School Principal, former Dean African Leadership Academy in South Africa, former advisor on education to Prime Minister’s office and current member of the Executive Nairobi City County, in charge of Education, Youth Affairs, Culture, Children and Social Services), took over the helm of the school.
Former long serving BOG Chairman Jonathan Cheloti says Mr. Khaemba started a new programme of strict selection of students based on merit & achievement and improved the school adminstration and governance which he says has been maintained to date, contributing to its success. The school perfomance took an upward trend with the introduction of Mr. Khaemba’s management system that were emulated from the Alliance High School where he had been the deputy principal.
Extra – Curricular Activities at Friends School Kamusinga
Extra-curricular activities are an integral part of Friends School Kamusinga history. Friends School Kamusinga is known for it stellar performance in Hockey, Basketball, Rugby and other games. Academic excellence is complemented with superb performance in extra curricular activities. The school has won national secondary schools games in hockey 11 times and three East Africa schools championship titles since its introduction in 2007.
The school has a basketball team, name “The Tigers”. The school has represented the Western Region at the nationals since 2004. In 2009 it was the first runners-up while in 2011 it was the 2nd runners-up at the KSSSA national term 1A ball games.Friends School Kamusinga performs well in Science Fare and has won awards in this area including in the Best Boys Schools category, Best School in Home Science nationally and is ranked fifth in the nation. The Science fare encourages innovation, creativity and also exploits talents among students
Academic Targets of Friends School Kamusinga
“Our mission this year- 2013 is to record a performance index 11.00 in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Examinations,” promised Mr. Namachanja. Last year, Friends School Kamusinga led in Western Promise with a performance index of 9.5 and was ranked position fourty four nationally.
Motto: “USE COMMON SENSE”
Friends School Kamusinga Contacts
School Name: Friends School Kamusinga
School Code No: 36600004
Type of School: Boys Boarding
County: Bungoma County
Postal Address: P.O.Box Private Bag,Kimilili 50204
School Description: National School
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