MESSAGE FROM THE BOG CHAIRMAN
Accept warm Christian greetings from the Chairman and the entire Board of Management of Ngiya Girls’ High School.
Our school, which has now become “The school of choice” in western region of Kenya had a very humble beginning about 50 years ago. With time, she has developed all round and now is reported as the Best Girls’ High School in Siaya County.
For the last 5 years Ngiya Girls’ High School has experienced unprecedented rapid and remarkable growth in nearly all spheres to our amazement and pride.
We have seen a steady improvement in the academic results at the national level. In the year 2012, the school posted the best results, mean of 9.01 despite having also had the largest number of girls sitting for KCSE.
The good KCSE results the school has posted in the last 3 years has brought a lot of pressure in the school and every other girl wants to join the school. The Principal is finding it very hard to cope. As a Board, we find this as a positive challenge for we can now pick the cream and consequently post even better national exam results in the future.
The overall student numbers have continued to rise and we can now proudly say that we have over 1000 well disciplined and very hard working girls. Although this high number has made out facilities to be overstretched, the girls have not complained, the entire school community has realized that it is just a matter of time, the goods times are soon coming.
The rapid growth and increased demand for space in the school has brought with it great challenges currently experienced in the dormitories, dining hall, classrooms, laboratories, teaching load etc. It is, however, gratifying to note that with Ngiya being recognized as a school of excellence by the Government in 2009 and also being elevated to National status in 2012, the action taken by our Government by providing extra funding and posting teachers has helped ease these challenges.
Our beloved parents under our able Parents Teachers Association (PTA) Chairman Mr. Donald Kong’anya have not been left behind. They have steadily continued to support the school by paying the required levies on time and contributing very generously during the last harambee and most important provided finances to pay teachers’ salaries to bridge the staff shortage.
The Board of Management notes with appreciation the exemplary work being done by the Principal Mrs. Florence Okut and the entire teaching and non-teaching staff. Despite the many challenges, they are facing, they have managed the school exceptionally well. Shukran!!
The sponsor led by our Patron the Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Wasonga, Bishop Maseno West Diocese has continued to give daily guidance and pastoral care to the entire school community.
We also feel greatly indebted to the Ministry of Education through the field offices, the District Education Officer, and now the two able Directors (MoE and TSC) for providing funds and constantly giving professional advice and guidance to school and teaching staff.
Finally, as the school continues to grow, I would like to call upon all friends and well wishers especially the Alumni of the school, and all those parents who have beautiful girls who are aspiring to join our esteemed school to come up and support the school as we struggle to complete our administration complex.
As the Board of Management we have set a target of 2015 as the year the project will be completed. We have faith and determination and we know that God the Almighty being on our side “Together Yes we can”.
GOD BLESS OUR SCHOOL AND ALL THOSE WE ASSOCIATE WITH.