13-year-old Mitchele Jerop of Chepketeret Primary school emerged the best in the National Sawa ‘colors in life’ essay writing contest which started on July 1-31.
The essay writing initiative was sponsored by Pwani Oil Products Limited, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Kenya Primary School Head Teachers Association.
Over 23,000 pupils from 11,300 public primary schools across the 47 counties participated in the competition involving upper class students.
The competition dubbed “Colors in Life” aimed at sharpening creative writing and critical thinking skills among pupils in standard 6 and 7.
Mwangeli Mulwa from Makueni, Denise Nguhi (Machakos), Mitchele Rono (Elgeyo Marakwet), Melvin Koech (Elgeyo Marakwet) and Emmanuel Okinyi (Migori) emerged the top five winners nationally.
Education Cabinet Secretary, Professor George Magoha addressing the occasion to award winners of primary school essay writing competition challenged those opposing the CBC module to come up with a better and more reliable syllabus.
Magoha said that he will ensure the implementation of the CBC system of education becomes a success as the government has invested a lot in making sure that every child is treated the same when it comes to education.
“Students writing creative essays using colors to express their inner feelings, is perfect example of what the government is doing in schools through the CBC system,” he said
The CS praised Pwani Oil for introducing essay writing competition saying it will sharpen creative writing and critical thinking skills among learners.