HISTORY OF NJABINI BOYS HIGH SCHOOL
It is difficult to give a history of an institution for the last 50 years especially when the source of information is oral. However, one can capture a few highlights as follows;
The compound was a resort Centre for the white settlers. It was known as Brown Trout Inn. This is evidenced by some buildings which have survived despite the wear and tear such as the present “staffroom” and one or two others that house some teachers and workers. Next to these buildings is a deep cliff and River Chania meanders along. Indeed, this was the source of water for the institution.
In 1965, the catholic mission, in its endevour to promote education, opened the buildings into a school with the first headmaster known as Rev Fr Galbusera. He was succeeded by Rev Fr. Edward Strazzer who took over in 1966. The first form 4 class sat for the exam in 1968. You will appreciate an attached list of former head teachers, principals and deputy principals to date.
Like most institutions Njabini Boys had had ups and downs, but sufficiently to say that it has struggled to uphold its name as a learning institution in Nyandarua County.
This can be proved by the many successful men most of whom have come to grace the Jubilee Day. By 1989, the school was of such high demand that it had grown into a five streamed school.
It now even accommodated most local Boys some of whom were day scholars.
Due to its limited space, it was not possible to open” A” level classes and therefore the transiting. boys sought admission into schools like Alliance Boys, Mangu, Kangaru, Kagumo to name just a few.
The school became a force to reackon with amongst the schools in Nyandarua County. It experienced an upward mean score that climaxed to 9.5 in 2011. In 2013, the school produced the best Boy in Nyandarua County.
From 2012, the school has started an improvement of its infrastructure by constructing modern dormitories and class rooms.
The BOM, PTA and all stake holders are going out of their way to make Njabini a modern institution.
One of the challenges the school experiences were the inexplicable fires that gutted down three dormitories a few years ago. However, the boys came out of this tragedy more strengthened and disciplined. Njabini Boys is now a four streamed Extra County Boys school drawing its learners from across the country. As we celebrate this Jubilee, we look at the past with nostalgia, the present with pride and the future with hope. May god help all the stakeholders realize their dreams and make Njabini Boys a better place to go through.