Kakamega School, formerly known as Government African School Kakamega and Kakamega High School, is a four-year high school in Kakamega, Kenya, founded in 1932.
Mr. Harold Arthur Waterloo Chapman, a graduate of Oxford University, was appointed the first Principal of the institution in August 1931 awaiting completion. Chapman served as the school principal up to 1955 when he retired and later died on 25th of January 1988.
Chapman left a permanent mark in Kakamega school where his name was synonymous. To this date the school is still referred to as Chapman’s land as mentioned in the school anthem.
The school is categorized by the Ministry of Education as a national school. The school is notable in the country for performances in extra-curricular activities such as drama, and also excels in sport.
Education and extra-curricular disciplines
Through their soccer team, The Green Commandos, the school has won more football championships than any other school in the country.
The drama team that was managed by drama teacher/director/producer Oliver Minishi, the former principal, won awards in the national drama festivals.
The school’s rugby team, the Barbarians, has dominated secondary school’s rugby competition in both 7s and 15s categories.
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||Harold Arthur Waterloo Chapman
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