MANDERA—Lafey sub county has topped Mandera county once again despite constant threat of terror attack and lack of enough trained teachers.
The troubled sub county produced the best students in the county with the three leading candidates scoring over 400 marks in the just released Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results.
Lafey Primary School scooped a mean score of 293, producing the best pupil in the county. Khalid Yussuf attained 407 marks, Abdiraziz Adan 404 and Burhan Khalif 400. The three leading pupils said they aspire to be doctors and in a bid to assist residents access health care services.
The school’s head teacher, Khalif Ahmed decried the high insecurity in the area with teachers changing sleeping areas every night to avoid Al Shabaab attacks emanating from Somalia, barely 5 kilometers away.
“Apart from insecurity, we are in dire need of classrooms and more teachers since we only have ten teachers for a student population of 1230,” Ahmed noted.
The has 1,230 pupils and 97 of them sat for this year’s KCPE exams. The bottom candidate scored 342 marks.
Lafey ward MCA, Abdullahi Siat asked the government to improve security in the area as many non local teachers flew the region after a series of terror attacks in 2014 that was targeting them.