Maranda High School History
Maranda High School is a center of academic excellence not only in Siaya County but in the country at large. In November 1919, the late Shadrack Osewe Agot, then a divinity teacher at Kapiyo village in Bondo District, decided that he wanted a place where he would stay alone without interference from the community, as he was a keen believer in God, and has been a teacher at Maseno.
A man called Migaya Oburu, from Nyamira village, just next to Kapiyo, and with whom he worked, took up the cue and approached Amollo Raila for land. The latter eventually agreed to give land at the present site of Maranda High School; because of its height on the Kowak and Kamayuje clans’ soils. By then, Osewe was popularly known as “Jaduon’g” (Old Man).
Mr. Osewe first built his house, then a church at the site. His first pupils were elderly people who were mainly taught how to read and write and the word of God. The first teacher (Mr. Daniel Okon’go) who happened to be one of Mr. Osewe’s first pupils was employed in 1923.
His role was primarily to teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. Reverent Osewe resigned to the job of teaching the word of God. In 1926, formal elementary education was started with the assistance of the Church Missionary Society (CMS).
Those who taught under the guidance of Mr. Osewe were Ibrahim Odinga, whose salary then was 6/=, Hezekiah Aseso, and Stephen Machiala.
Between 1927 and 1928, the school was turned into a boarding school. Mzee Osewe was respected for his initiative and ability to get members of the school community to work hard in order to uplift the standards of education in the school. He even ensured that a pond was dug to enable the students to wash and bathe. The pond became known as Osewe pond.
Maranda High School Description
The secondary education institution is approximately 5 kilometers from Bondo and has a consistently long-time record in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. The principal is Edwin Namachanja. The school as of 2018 had a population of about 2400.
Maranda High School History
It was established on November 1919 by the late Shadrack Osewe Agot. Osewe, then a divinity teacher at Kapiyo village in Bondo District, approached Amolo Raila, Raila Odinga’s grandfather, for land to set up the school. He first built his house, then followed it with a church.
Maranda High School Academic record
The high 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 and 2nd in 2014.
- Christian Union
- Young Christian Society
- Seventh-Day Adventist
- Young Engineers
- Science Congress
- Wildlife Club
- Straight Talk
- Debating, Law and Human Rights
- Young Entrepreneurs
- Drama MrNduri
- President’s Award Kenya
- St. John Ambulance
Maranda High School Performance
Maranda High School pulled a major surprise move when it topped renowned academic giants to emerge the fourth best school nationally in the 2011 KCSE examination results.
Maranda High School Mission
To provide quality education through efficient and effective service delivery to enable learners become productive members of the society towards achieving sustainable development.
Maranda High School Vision
To be a leading institution in providing holistic education that would inculcate a sense of integrity and responsibility in the learners.
Maranda High School KCSE Results
Individual candidates can check their KCSE results by SMS or online using an SMS number or website link provided at the release of the exam. Candidates and parents should visit the school for their official results slip. Results for all candidates and the school national, county and local ranking can also be found from the schools’ office.
The ministry of education advises parents teachers and pupils to check the KCSE result slip for any anomaly such as incorrect candidate’s name, school name and code as well as wrong subject grade and report to KNEC within a month after the announcement.
Maranda High School Fees, Account Number and Uniform
For details on school fees structure, account number and uniform, please contact the principal or the schools office using the contacts below.
Maranda High School Contacts (Address, Location, Email, Telephone and Website)
School Name: Maranda High School
Physical Location: Bondo Constituency
Address: P.O. Box 120, Bondo 40601
School Category: public
School Code: 42700005
Phone Number: 057-520015 / 520211
Maranda High School Highlights
Drama Club: Yes
Debate Club: Yes
Sports Team: Yes
Boys Scouts: Yes
Maranda High School Facilities
School Library: Yes
Sports Field: Yes
Computer Lab: Yes
Science Laboratory: Yes
Maranda High School Website
Website: Will be updated as soon as it’s available.
The Secrets behind the exemplary performance of Maranda
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