This is is one of the best performing extra county schools in Nairobi county. At the same time the school is also a force to recon with on matters Co-Curricular activities.
In this article our focus is going to be on the school’s physical location, directions, contacts, history, Form one selection criteria and analysis of its performance in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, exams. Get to see a beautiful collation of images from the school’s scenery; including structures, signage, students, teachers and many more.
BURUBURU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL’S PHYSICAL LOCATION
As stated earlier the School is located in Makadara Constituency, Nairobi County; of Nairobi Region, Kenya. It is a girls’ only boarding school.
BURUBURU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL’S INFO AT A GLANCE
- SCHOOL’S NAME: Buruburu Girls Secondary School
- SCHOOL’S TYPE: Girls only boarding school
- SCHOOL’S CATEGORY: Extra County School
- SCHOOL’S LEVEL: Secondary
- SCHOOL’S LOCATION: located in Makadara Constituency, Nairobi County; of Nairobi Region, Kenya
- SCHOOL’S KNEC CODE: 20401007
- SCHOOL’S OWNERSHIP STATUS: Public
- SCHOOL’S PHONE CONTACT: +254 20 787653
- SCHOOL’S POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 50465-00200 Nairobi.
- SCHOOL’S EMAIL ADDRESS:
- SCHOOL’S WEBSITE: https://www.buruburugirls.com/
BURUBURU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL’S BRIEF HISTORY
Buruburu Girls High school was started in 1986 as a mixed Day school with two streams. One Government and One Harambee. The first structure, a block of four classrooms and an administrative block were prefabs put up with funds given by the Ministry of Education in 19S6. It is from these humble beginnings that the school has grown to the present modem permanent buildings. The school presently has a population of 672 students, 39 teachers 30 subordinate staff. Currently, it is a Four (4) streamed school in the year 2009,
In 1987, the construction of Science laboratories was started with the financial assistance of CIDA and was in use by July 1988.
In 1989 the first block of permanent classrooms and an administration block were completed. Between 1993 and 1995 the school had managed to put up twelve (12) permanent classrooms. A series of Harambees through parents’ initiative necessitated these achievements.
In 1988 the school started phasing out boys and by 1992 the school was wholly a girl’s school. At this time the parents felt the need to turn the school into a boarding school so as to improve the academic performance.
By June 1994 all the girls became boarders and this was realized by renovating the former prefab classrooms into dormitories. In 1995 the parents embarked on putting up a modem hostel, which was completed in 1997. The hostel accommodates 392 students. Again, this was realized through Harambee, parent’s contribution and a donation of a 5-acre plot in plains view by His Excellency, The former President Daniel Ara0 Moi which was sold and the proceeds used to develop the school infrastructure.
Due to high demand for the school as a result of the good progressive academic performance, there was high over enrolment due to pressure in Nairobi for Boarding Schools and therefore the need to expand the school was inevitable.
In the year 2000, the school was re-registered as a 3 streamed school. Consequently, the addition of four classrooms block, ablution block, two small staffrooms and a new hostel to accommodate the new stream was constructed and completed by the year 2002. The hostel accommodates the addition of 172 students. These were done once again through Harambee, and parents’ contribution.
The school managed to acquire’ a school minibus of 32 seaters in 1995. This was achieved through the efforts of the girls who organized a walk to raise the funds and donations from well-wishers.
This bus made life easier in the school for it took the students for educational trips, Co-curricu!ar activities, and dropped teachers who worked late. This went on up to recently when the growth in the population of students increased and hence leading to the demand for a bigger bus. The school acquired a 62 setter bus in the year 2005. This was again realized through the initiation of the girls and the teachers who owned the project and who organized various activities including a program for annual walks, and open basketball tournaments to raise funds and also donations from well-wishers. The payment of the bus is on 4 years loan of Kshs.7 Million which is being paid on a termly basis.
The school has a small dispensary which is fully equipped and is manned by a
qualified nurse on a full-time basis. The nurse is seconded to the school by the Ministry of Health.
The school has a temporary library housed in the prefab buildings which is fairly
equipped and it is manned by a qualified librarian on a full-time basis.
BURUBURU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL’S VISION
‘A Centre of Excellence.’
BURUBURU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL’S MISSION
The school’s Mission is ‘to impact knowledge to develop a socially, morally, spiritually and intellectually endowed individual to adapt and make a substantive contribution to a changing environment.’
BURUBURU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL’S MOTTO
The school’s Motto is; ‘Honesty and diligence.’
BURUBURU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL’S CONTACTS
In need of more information about the school? Worry not. Use any of the contacts below for inquiries and/ or clarifications:
- Postal Address: P.O. Box 50465-00200 Nairobi.
- Phone: +254 20 787653
BURUBURU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL’S FORM ONE SELECTION CRITERIA & ADMISSIONS
Since this is a public school, form one admissions are done by the government through the Ministry of Education.
It is also important to note that vacancies are available on competitive basis. Those seeking admissions can though directly contact the school or pay a visit for further guidelines.
BURUBURU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL’S KCSE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
Buruburu Girls has over the years maintained exemplary performance at the Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC, exams.
For instance in the 2018 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, exams the school registered a total of 167 candidates who managed to score a mean of a B(plain) with a performance index of 66.27. In 2019, the school had a total candidature of 219 students.