All About Asumbi Girls High School
Asumbi Girls’ High School was started on 19th March 1936, by the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Saint Joseph as Lower Boarding Primary school, with a small population of pupils, sponsored by the Mill Hill missionaries of the then Catholic Diocese of Kisumu. The school progressed and became an intermediate school going up to std VIII. In 1965 the first form one students were admitted. Three years later in 1968 the primary section was phased out. The following year 1969 the first secondary students sat their “ O” Level examinations.
Those who passed well proceeded to “A” Level Art class in 1970. in 1979 Science class of “A” Level added to the existing Art class. With introduction of the 8-4-4 system of education, the “A” level classes were phased out in 1989. The school is a four streamed public provincial Girls boarding secondary school.
The school sits on 20 acres of land. From this humble beginning Asumbi Girls’ Secondary School became a full fledged Government maintained School in 1965 managed by Board of governors legally constituted by the Ministry of Education.
The school has maintained it’s catholic tradition. The school’s sponsorship has been passed on from the management of initial Catholic Diocese of Kisumu to the Catholic Diocese of Kisii and presently it is under the sponsorship of Catholic Diocese of Homabay.
There were 13 classrooms, 6 dormitories, a dinning hall, a kitchen, ablution blocks and three teacher’s houses. The Kenya Government through the World Bank helped the school to build 4 dormitories block and four blocks of the Teaching staff houses.
The parents of this school over the years have worked hard and assisted the school to add more physical and learning facilities such as the new tuition block, library complex, comprising of a reading room and a borrowing section of the library, a staffroom, Home science department, the Principal and the deputy Principal’s offices, two accounts offices and departmental offices.
In academics the school has had a progressive mean score thus Asumbi Girls’ High School has produced women worth their salt who serve the Nation and the Diaspora in various capacities and sectors.
The school is also involved in co-curricular activities like drama, music, hockey, basketball, netball football athletics, indoor games to various levels. This year the school clinched position 3 in the National hockey championship and will be representing the country at the East African Secondary schools games in Bujumbura Burundi.
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