THE SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
The Science Department is endowed with exceptional faculty who take their responsibility to the student with the utmost seriousness it deserves. They include: Mrs. Njiru (HOD) – Biology and Chemistry, Mr. Odida – Physics, Mrs. Ringeera – Chemistry, Mr. Waweru – Biology and Chemistry, Mrs. Akatsa – Biology and Chemistry, Mr. Kamendi – Physics, Mr. Mburu – Physics and Mr. Macharia – Chemistry.
In order to keep abreast with the emerging educational trends, the teachers often attend seminars, workshops and symposia whenever it is appropriate. The Department has two reasonably equipped laboratories which because of the increased student enrolment are now proving to be inadequate.
Only pure sciences are on offer, at Forms One and Two, all the students are taught Biology, Physics and Chemistry. During this period, individual students are able to explore their potentialities and are consequently allowed to make choices at the end of Form Two. Following careful scrutiny of courses on offer at the University, the Department deemed it fit to make Chemistry compulsory for all students due to its universality in all science oriented courses. A choice is therefore only made between Physics or Biology or whether a student is able handle all the three science subjects.
However, before these choices are made, a consultation day on the first Saturday of Third Term where the parent/ the guardian, the student and the respective teacher discuss the related student performance prior and due advice is advanced. Contrary to popular belief that science subjects are a hard nut to crack, we have proved the opposite to be true as is reflected in our superb academic results in the National Examination.
In the process our students have gained admission in competitive science oriented courses at the University namely Medicine, Engineering, Actuarial Science and Architecture where they have acquitted themselves with excellence. Student involvement in research has enabled them to achieve invariable success at the Provincial Science Congress from whence some have progressed even to the National Science Congress.
The inquisitive nature of our students make teaching of science most enjoyable; as the teacher also sharpens their individual aptitudes to enable them to adequately quench the student’s insatiable thirst for more information. With the advent Information Technology and its incorporation in the teaching/ learning process of science, we shall continue to churn out students of great resolve with a keen eye for excellence and scholastic acumen.
MR. PIUS O. ODIDA