ST. PETER’S BOYS PRIMARY – MUMIAS BACKGROUND SPONSOR/ORGANIZATION
SR. AGNES MAULO (HEADTEACHER)
ST. PETER’S BOYS PRIMARY – MUMIASSt. Peters Boys Primary is among the oldest primary schools in Western Kenya region. It was started in 1929 by the Ursuline Sisters from Bergen, Holland. It has gradually grown and to date it has an enrollment of 1401 pupils. It has held a remarkable recognition over the past years because of its performance record in both academic and co-curriculum activities.
The Diocese of Kakamega was created in 1978 following the split from the Arch Diocese of Kisumu. Kakamega Diocese is under the Jurisdiction of Bishop Philip Sulumeti since its inception. The Diocese comprises of 6 (six) Administrative District namely: Butere, Central Kakamega, North Kakamega, Mumias, Lugari and Vihiga. It covers an approximate area of 3,420sqkm. With an estimated population of 1.8 Million of whom 75% are youth.
The Holy Mother church has a mandate from her divine founder to proclaim the Ministry of salvation to all people and to renew all things in Christ. The church is therefore obliged to promote the welfare of the whole life of a human person. She has therefore a vital role in development and extension of education.
It is in light of this divine mandate that the diocese of Kakamega has established various programmes to enhance integral development of her people. The education department is one of these programmes being coordinated at the pastoral offices of the diocese. The department is charged with the responsibility of coordinating all education programmes/projects in the diocese.
The vision of the education department is to "provide holistic education preparing learners for full life"
The Mission is "to develop learning institutions where Christian values and academic excellence are realized"
In this pursuit, the diocese sponsors 200 primary schools, 80 secondary schools and one Teachers Training College. More institutions are likely to be opened in the near future in order to meet the increasing school enrolment in western Kenya region.
Apart from sponsoring, the diocese has established private church owned institutions. There are so far 6 primary schools, 5 secondary schools and 25 technical vocational centers. St Peters Boys is one of the private church owned/sponsored schools.
Pupils Relaxing in their Dormitory
(St. Kizito B)
ST. PETERS BOYS PRIMARY – MUMIAS
The Ursuline sisters of Bergem, Holland, founded St. Peters Boys Primary – Mumias in 1929. It is one of the oldest recognized primary schools in western Kenya, due to its upheld academic performance record over many years.
The school is located along Kakamega- Bungoma road, within the municipality of Mumias town. It has an enrolment of over 1401 pupils of whom 850 are boarders whereas the remaining 550 are day scholars. There are 45 teachers (30 male and 15 female) and 30 non-teaching staff. The school admits pupils between the ages of 5 years to 15 years.
St. Peters Boys Primary has an unbeaten record in both academic and co-curricular activities in western Kenya region over the past years. It participates in various co-curricular activities up to the national level.
Academically 90% of the pupils that sit for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (K.C.P.E) Exams qualify for secondary school admission every year. In fact, this is why the enrolment is continuously every year.
YEAR NO. OF PUPILS
The school depends mainly on parent’s fee payment for her development projects.
It has no external partnership.
The school enrolls many people from poor backgrounds. The parents are not able to pay fees. This leads to big fee arrears – poor school income.
Improved learning environment
Improved school performance
Increased school savings
Yours in Christ
SR. Agnes Maulo N.
Head Teacher/Secretary SMC