Thika High School
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Thika High School is a boys-only boarding high school located in Thika District in Central Province, Kenya. Thika High School was founded in 1951, while Kenya was still a British Colony, by the Alliance of Protestant Churches and the Church of Scotland Mission (later known as the Presbyterian Church of East Africa or PCEA). It was originally set at the site of the current Thogoto Teachers College, but due to its proximity to another PCEA boys' school, Alliance Boys' High School, it was moved to Thika. The school is known for its academic and sports excellence from its foundation to the mid-1950s.
Thika High School offers a college preparatory program following the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education curriculum. The curriculum offered at the school consists of: Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English, Geography, Aviation, History and Government, Christian Religious Education (C.R.E.), Kiswahili, Computer Studies, Agriculture, Physics, Art and Design, Electricity, French, Music, German, and Commerce (offered as Business Studies).
The alumni are very strongly attached to their school and have excelled to great heights around the world. Notable figures include Justice Emmanuel Okubasu, Hon. Paul Muite (MP), Dr. George Njoroge (Schering Plough, NJ, USA), Dr. Martin Mwangi (Harvard University and Seeding Labs, MA, USA), Prof. H. Thairu (JKUAT), Brian Awuor (Auditor, KPMG), Brian Kiragu (Washington, DC), Harrison Christian, Kiarie Mungai (Mariners Church, African Mission's Pastor), Solomon Mwangi (Kenwan Services Ltd),Alphaxad Chege (Serena Hotel) Dr. D. Onentia Oyiengo Brown University USA, among others.