Hill School Girls Eldoret A Fading Academic Giant
The 2022 KCSE examination results came as a shocker to the residents of Kesses sub-County following the ever-nosediving performance of their only girls’ school. Hill school girls scored a mean score of 6.57 with only 8 students managing a B plain.
There were no As, No A-, and No B+ leaving parents wondering why the school’s performance was deteriorating.
Although the mean score is up from 6.25 in 2021 TO 6.57 this past year, the meaningful grades are quickly disappearing.
In 2021 only four leading students had B+ while in the just released results of 2022 the only eight leading students scored a mean grade of B plain.
There are zero B + students this year. The school was one of the best-performing schools in the country.
Parents are heaping blame on the poor management of the school under the school’s principal Anastasia Tirop.
A form four parent who chose to remain anonymous for fear of victimization says the school is run without transparency.
“The principal does not involve parents and teachers in most of her decisions. She does not accommodate new innovative ideas that seek to improve the academic performance of the school, this is the reason behind the school performing poorly”
Another worried form four parent says there is a conflict of interest involved. “The principal is the owner of Turbo school. It is not a surprise that the school uniform for Hill School Girls and Turbo School is only found at one shop along Uganda road. Is it a coincidence that the uniform is not found elsewhere in Eldoret town?”
An immediate former student of the school says the food ratio is way below the needs of the students. “One cannot be expected to perform well on an empty stomach.”
Hill School Girls Eldoret is one of the families of Hill Schools who trace their lineage to the United Kingdom. Hill school was founded with vast land and infrastructure to serve the children of colonial masters before independence. It used to perform well but now it is a pale shadow of its former glory and its founders would not want to identify with it anymore.