From the Principal Desk

PRINCIPAL: MR. MOMANYI

This is an interview by Phaustine, Journalism club Students 2017

Phaustine:

What is your opinion on the mean that Agoro Sare is currently riding on and the new target?

Principal:

Last years mean of 8.5 was exemplary performance considering the new laws brought in by the ministry of education. The current target of 10.3222 is an achievable performance and I will work closely with the candidates and the teachers to make it possible.

Phaustine:

Agoro Sare has also made a huge name out there in terms of co-curricular activities. We have seen drama club reach the most coveted level in the festival last year, that is, the state house gala. Music and games also have their own story to tell. Do you have a particular manifesto for co curriculars?

Principal:

My philosophy involves three pillars: The fear of God, inculcation of academic knowledge and nurturing young talent among learners. I would want that our school excel in all the three. Im a great supporter of nurturing talent in young people. My previous school managed to go to the nationals last year in the Music Festivals and this is something I highly appreciate. I believe that a good academic school also excels in co-curricular. Ill maintain that perspective in this school.

Phaustine:

Were you a member of any particular game or club yourself?

Principal:

Yes, a volleyball player and a great debater.

Phaustine:

What is your opinion on the new education system?

Principal:

I feel that stakeholders in education should be consulted before such decisions are made. The new system is bound to have its own challenges but how can we solve them yet the current one hasnt still fulfilled its purpose?

Phaustine:

There have been a lot of developments going on in Agoro in terms of administration and infrastructure. The former principal, Mr. Ogutu and the board of management were great propellers for this to succeed. Is there any particular project youd like to embark on immediately?

Principal:

I do appreciate what has been done. The structures are quite modern and new. I have, however, noticed a few challenges, that is, the water problem thus we may need a second borehole, just to mention a few. We may need a path, possibly tarmacked, from the gate along the highway and another pavement from the dining hall. We need tents belonging to the school within enabling us to avoid inconveniences during functions. The multipurpose hall also needs to be expanded to a modern one, but of all this, my prioritized development is having a clinical officer or nurse inside the school for 24 hours.

Phaustine:

Do you have any particular addition youd like to post to the administration to make it more efficient than ever?

Principal:

I would like that every stakeholder has a sense of ownership of the school making it one to be proud of. I want to create a family out of every person involved with the activities of this school by involving them in decisions and putting their interests at par.

Phaustine:

Any comment on Agoros discipline for the short time youve been here?

Principal:

Discipline involves each one of us. It encompasses everyone in the school compound. Agoro Sare teachers and students are disciplined, I agree. The students case, however, involves a few mishaps here and there but majority of our students try their best. So far I havent really encountered extreme cases of indiscipline. Im proud of the way the students carry out themselves and I believe if we work together we will be able to maintain the standards and if possible make it even better.

Phaustine:

Would you recommend anything to be done differently?

Principal:

Grooming, time management and personal hygiene should be observed keenly especially for the senior students who are very busy preparing for their final exams. If they lead the way for their younger brothers then definitely a culture of cleanliness will be improved.

Phaustine:

A word or two to the Form Fours, if you please.

Principal:

I have interacted with them and realized that they are very keen and concerned in whats in store for them. I will take them in the same way since they are our firstborns, since they have a great influence on the younger boys down there. I expect them to uphold discipline and a high academic stature until they leave the school. Their time is limited thus they should practice self-sacrifice as they prepare.

Phaustine:

Advise to your colleagues, our dear teachers.

Principal:

We should be responsible enough for our students sake. Let us join hands and guide the future leaders of tomorrow. Lets work as if not doing it for man but for our father in heaven. Nobody can pay you what youre really worth but God is faithful enough to honour your obedience and sacrifice. Although as a teacher you may face a lot of challenges, do not get weary but keep on pressing on. May God bless you as we work together for the greater good of academic prosperity. Colossians 3:23, "Whatever you do, do it humbly."

Phaustine:

Advice to parents.

Principal:

I urge them to join hands in nurturing our students. They should be close to their children always mindful of what they do so as to guide them. The world has taken a turn for the worse considering all the dangers that lurk. Devil worshipping, drug abuse and sexual immorality have all been promoted by the entrance and growth of technology thus we all join hands to protect our children from such. As parents ensure that you have a good relationship with your child no matter their academic ability. Build their self-confidence, be their cheerleader and correct them with love. Get to know your class teacher and be in constant communication by following up on your childs progress. God bless you as you continue to partner with the school to ensure that these children get nothing but the best.

Phaustine:

Advice to the entire Agoro Community

Principal:

Lets all be our brothers keeper. Lets work together to raise a generation of young people who are disciplined, respectful and able to add value to the society. Agoro Sare is a great institution with great structures as I have observed .It is a great privilege to head it as a principal same as it is a huge responsibility that I have accepted beyond any doubt .We will work together to make a difference , all of us. God bless us all and God bless Agoro.

Interview done by: PHAUSTINE AWUOR (4R)