“Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations”
Today, the role of a school is not only to pursue academic excellence but also to motivate and empower its students to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and productive members of an ever-changing global society. More than four decades back Mpeketoni Boys pledged to transform education. The school that is being run under the aegis of well-established motto “walk an extra mile to excel” has earned its own niche not only in Lamu but across the nation. Mpeketoni boys-A NATIONAL School is located north of Mombasa in Lamu county Lamu West sub-county a fast growing area which is at close proximity to the Lamu port which is in LAPSSET corridor .At Mpeketoni Boys we provide an atmosphere to our students for multifaceted development, where learners are encouraged to channelize their potential in the pursuit of excellence. This can only be possible in a holistic, student-centric environment. The talents, skills, and abilities of each student need to be identified, nurtured, and encouraged so that they are able to reach greater heights. Students need to be provided with a platform to think, express, and exhibit their skills. It is necessary to empower them to negotiate several issues that confront them, with the teacher being a facilitator.
The school is striving hard to make the best possible efforts to inculcate strong values combining with academics and extra-curricular activities in the learners. Converting every individual into a self-reliant and independent citizen, the school provides an amalgam of scholastic and co-scholastic activities. No wonder, a student harnessed in such an atmosphere has every hope and possibility of becoming a responsible, balanced and a mature adult and is able to live in to contribute and to shoulder responsibilities of the society, of which he forms an integral part. Children need a supportive environment at home and at school. They need to set goals, within their reach until they gain confidence and determination. They should re-examine their priorities, set goals and make specific plans to achieve what they desire. Focusing on specific goals, helps them move forward purposefully in life. Would, thus, have the pleasure of watching their dreams into reality.
At Mpeketoni Boys our approaches to learning is child centric encouraging Activity based learning and inculcating a scientific temper and a spirit of free enquiry. In the current Kenyan curriculum, the student is the primary focus and each child is involved in the learning process. We are constantly improving our teaching methodology so that it turns learning into combination of classroom study, research and scientific discovery.
While academic excellence is our major thrust, the school is also devoted to prepare the students for life, groom them to face the challenges of tomorrow, and encourage them to be socially relevant. We constantly endeavor to always live up to this ideology and inculcate this into everything we do, with the aim that we will be able to ensure that the learners grow to their full potential, while constantly being groomed to pass out as men competent to bear responsibility in all walks of life.
The parents are the most strengthening power in moulding the future of children. Their consistent support empowers us to do more and more. I pay my gratitude to them for their faith in us.
I am confident enough that the Mpeketoni Boys will make themselves stronger day by day, adding a new leaf to the grandeur of the school. For all the above to be achieved, discipline will be paramount
It’s good to note that education is changing and teachers must adapt or risk being left out. Teaching will have to be more resilient especially after the ravages caused by Covid- 19 which caused school disruption, condensed academic calendar, learner’s .getting into drug abuse, dropping out of school among other challenges. New system of education will also pose a challenge especially in high school where very young learners will join junior secondary, TSC has however come up with many reforms meant to better the profession and professionalize it. However bringing up children DIGITAL by the analogue parent will only be for the big hearted.
Njenga John K.
Mpeketoni Boys High School.