Kelvin Kemboi, a form four student from Kapsabet boys high school, emerged the winner of the recently concluded mathematics contest that featured 4,000 students from across the country.
Kemboi was awarded Sh3.5 million in scholarship, and he will have an opportunity to study at any school of his choice in Australia.
The contest, hosted on Saturday, May 20, at Kabsabet Boys High School, was open to students from forms 1 to 4 from all over the country.
“It’s important to note that Kemboi won the same award in 2022 after beating all students while still in Form 3. We expect him to perform so well,” Kemboi’s teacher Oliver Toroitich told Kenyans.
The contest aimed at creating an avenue for learners to showcase their skills and increase confidence in mathematics.
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The contest was divided into individual and team categories. In the individual category, students were given some calculations to solve in a limited amount of time, while those in the team category were divided into teams of four and given calculations to solve together.
The top three students in each category and team were awarded prizes. Top students in every class were also awarded full year’s school fees.
Other gifts included trophies to the best boys’ school, best girls’ school, best-mixed boarding school, and best school overall.
The Saturday event was sponsored by Grace International Migration and marked the 20th edition of the annual mathematics contest.