Maranda High School brief history
Maranda High School is a national boys ‘ school in Kenya that has been upgraded from provincial status due to a good performance over the years in the national exams.
The vision, mission, and core values of Maranda High School define it. These are the cornerstones upon which the school’s operations and activities are built.
It is one of the country’s oldest schools. The late Shadrack Osewe Agot founded Maranda High School in November 1919. With the support of the Chapel Minister Society, it began offering formal preliminary training in 1926. (CMS). It was converted to a boys’ boarding school between 1927 and 1928.
It has a decent record in scholastic and game execution and has contributed, and keeps on adding to national improvement by creating prominent individuals in the general public.
Notable Alumni of Maranda High School
- The Late Jaramogi Oginga Odinga,
- Rt. Hon. Executive Raila Odinga,
- The late Mr. Orwa Ojode who was an associate Priest,
- Mr. Oburu Odinga (Right hand Priest) and numerous productive specialists, legal advisors, engineers and numerous different experts.
|Maranda High School|
|Founder||Shadrack Osewe Agot|
|Colour(s)||Dark navy blue and white|
Integrity in Practice
To provide quality education through efficient and effective service delivery to enable learners become productive members of the society towards achieving sustainable development.
To be a leading institution in providing holistic education that would inculcate a sense of integrity and responsibility in the learners.
Maranda High School location;
The secondary education institution is at Kapiyo village in Bondo District approximately 5 kilometers from Bondo town.
The principal is Edwin Namachanja. The school as of 2021 has a population of about 2500. Maranda High school is considered a national school under the 8-4-4 curriculum and is one of the top schools in Nyanza region of Kenya as well as nationally.
Maranda High School KCSE performance;
The national school ranks consistently in the top 10 schools in Kenya in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations, coming in
- 4th in 2010,
- 1st in 2011,
- 7th in 2012
- 2nd in 2014.
In 2019, Maranda High school had the highest number of candidates who sat for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, examination. The school had 704 candidates who garnered a mean score of 8.90628 (B plain).
618 candidates scored a mean grade of C+(plus) and above; hence, booking direct tickets to university; which translated to 87.78% of the total candidature.
2019 KCSE Results Summary;
|MEAN GRADE||NUMBER OF CANDIDATES|
In 2020,the school registered a total of 553 candidates in the KCSE 2020 exam. The school posted an impressive mean score o f 9.7634 which is a B+(plus) .
|KCSE RESULTS 2020|
Maranda High School pulled a major surprise move when it topped renowned academic giants to emerge the best school nationally in the 2011 KCSE examination results and for many years it has recorded over 90% transition rate of students to the university.
Consequently, the demand of the school has risen tremendously resulting into a rise in population to over 2000 students.
The population growth of the school was envisaged and is quite in line with the strategic plan that made provision for infrastructural development in line with the projected population growth.
Maranda High School Form one selection;
Here, form one selection is usually done via academic merit in regards to KCPE examinations. The students who have high results and selected the school as the first choice are given higher priority than others.
SCHOOL CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Co-curricular activities at the school include scientific and engineering fairs, rugby, handball, basketball, football, hockey, badminton, table tennis, music, drama, and athletics, to name a few
Here are some of the extracurricular activities that students engage in while in school.
- Drama Club
- Debate Club
- Wildlife Club
- Environmental Club
- Journalism Club
- Science Club
- Computer Club
- School leadership through the prefects’ body
- SDA Society
- CU (Christian Union)
- YCS for the Catholics
Maranda High School Contacts;
- Address: P.O.Box 120, Bondo 40601
- School code: 42700005
- Phone Number: 0777700140, +254 721 454 172/ 057-520015
- Email: [email protected], [email protected]