Highway Secondary School

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Highway Secondary School
HighwaySecondarySchoolNairobiKenya.jpg
Form IV block at Highway Secondary School.
Location
Coordinates 1°19′03″S 36°50′13″E / 1.317529°S 36.836854°E / -1.317529; 36.836854Coordinates: 1°19′03″S 36°50′13″E / 1.317529°S 36.836854°E / -1.317529; 36.836854
Information
Motto With Pride and Dignity, Endeavour to Excel
Established 19 February 1962
Gender Boys
Age 14 to 18
Houses 6
Colour(s) Ultramarine     
Former pupils Old Highwayrians
Website

The Highway Secondary is a public boys' boarding school located in Nairobi's South B suburb, Kenya.[1] The school is named for the Mombasa Highway that runs along the school's southern perimeter. The school is classified as a County day school.

History[edit]

The school was created as an Asian school for O-level boys and co-ed A-level (girls and boys) on 19 February 1962.[citation needed] This was concurrent with the conversion of Ngara Girls' High School a boys and girls school into an all-girls school.[1] The headmaster along with all the male teaching staff and the boys were moved to the site of the present school location.[citation needed]

The school was officially inaugurated by Hon. Lawrence G. Sagini, Minister of Education. In 1963 the school enrolled its first four black students.[2] The school is currently headed by Principal Partick Maritim and deputy principal Eric Wandambusi Aka "Wanda"

Headmasters[edit]

  • Mr. M.A. Turnidge (1962)
  • Mr. J.C. Clement (1962 - 1963)
  • Mr. J. Farnell (1963 - 1964)
  • Mr. M.A. Quarishy (1965 - 1966)
  • Mr. A.S. Maina (1969 - 1973)
  • Mr. C.B. Maina (June 1973 - December 1973)
  • Mr. N.W.A. Mwangi (January 1974 - January 1980)
  • Mr. G.M. Okwiya (February 1980 - January 1982)
  • Mr. S.K .Kibe (February 1982 - December 1996)
  • Mr. H.W. Njeru (January 1997 - December 1998)
  • Mrs. A. Kasibwa (January 1999 - April 2001)
  • Mr. D. Karaba (May 2001 - October 2002)
  • Mr. J.K. Mbogori (October 2002 to January 2010)
  • Mr. P. Maritim (January 2010 to date)

Chairmen of Board of Governors[edit]

  • Dr. Hassanaly Rattansi (1964-1978)
  • Mr. D.M. Mutiso (1978-1996)
  • Mr. L.M. Ombete( 1997-1999)
  • Mr. P. Thige (2000-July 2006)
  • Dr. Vijoo Rattansi, OGW (July 2006 to date)

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]