By LILIAN KAIVILU
It was pomp and colour as the long awaited Thitani Girls Secondary School Alumnae Association was launched on Saturday July 28, 2012.
The colourful event that took place in the school compound in Mwingi District, Kitui County saw a number of former students turn up to witness the historical milestone in the school.
While addressing former students, teachers and the students, the school Principal Mrs. Mwanzia Kasovo thanked the former students for their interest to form the body which will now become part of the school. “It is a good thing that you have seen it worthy to come back to your school and motivate the students. I hereby announce that the Thitani Girls Alumnae Association is officially launched,” said Mrs. Mwanzia, as she launched the Association.
Julia Kanyamu, one of the top achievers in the last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Julia Kanyamu urged the students to work hard and retain the position of role model school in Kitui County in discipline.
Agnes Kamola, one of the last year’s graduands warned students against relaxing. Citing competition in the school, Kamola urged the girls to work hard if they were to fit in the national arena.
Giving a testimony of the impact that the teachers have made of her life today, Carol Wambua who completed her Secondary education in 2006 told students that discipline was a must if they were to excel in academics. “These teachers are to be respected. They made me whom I am today,” she said.
Dorcas Muthui, an A student in the last year’s KSCE emphasized on the need to put God first in everything. “I urge those of you who come from very humble background to hang on God despite their backgrounds,” said Dorcas.
The now banker at Equity Bank- Mwingi Branch encouraged those students from poor families to work hard and uplift their parents.
Citing her own example, Pauline Kiliko, a former student warned students from rich families to shun laxity in studies. Kiliko urged the girls to change their attitude that Mathematics is hard. “Maths is not the problem. You are the problem,” she said.
Other formers students present in the function included Magdalene Kamene, Gloria Kisuu, Lilian Kaivilu, Bennedetta Ndata,
Other teachers present during the launch were; Mr. Kitundu, Mr. Njue, Mr. Mbithi, Mr. Malau, Mr. Evans, Mr. Ben, Ms. Yumbya, Ms. Kamene.