Alliance Girls, Boys’ Students Emerge Top in InterswitchSPAK STEM National Qualifying Tests

(L-R) Cheif Principal Alliance High School William Mwangi ,Roy Kiprotich and Interswitch Country General Manager Romana Rajput

John Yoshi from Alliance High School emerged the best student with 87 points (out of 100), followed by 16-year old Abigail Mukene from Alliance Girls High School who scored 84 points, tying with Natasha Nyambura Ngatia, 15, from Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls in the ongoing InterswitchSPAK STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competition.

Natasha Nyambura Ngatia, 15, from Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls. Alex Wangara, also 15, from Kagumo High scored 83 points emerging fourth, followed by Wilberforce Odiwour, 16, from Kanga High School.

Central Region emerged tops in the National Qualifying Test for the ongoing InterswitchSPAK STEM competition. Nyanza emerged second best, followed by Rift Valley, Western, Nairobi, Coast, Eastern and the North Eastern in that order.

In total, 1,175 students from 37 counties across the country sat for the exams that took place on Saturday 25th May. 17-year old John Yoshi from Alliance High School emerged the best student with 87 points (out of 100), followed by 16-year old Abigail Mukene from Alliance Girls High School who scored 84 points, tying with Natasha Nyambura Ngatia, 15, from Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls. Alex Wangara, also 15, from Kagumo High scored 83 points emerging fourth, followed by Wilberforce Odiwour, 16, from Kanga High School.

Overall, 1,498 students from across the country registered for the competition with secondary schools in the Rift Valley registering the highest number of students at 372, followed by Nyanza (353), Central (213), Western (162), Eastern (139), Nairobi (139), Coast (114) and North Eastern (6).

The competition was launched in April and was open to form three students in both public and private secondary schools with a special interest in the STEM subjects and will culminate with the winner receiving a scholarship worth KES1.5million, a laptop, signage for their school while the 1st and 2nd runners up will get KES750,000 and KES150,000 respectively and a laptop each.