Our History

Although Onjiko started around 1930’s as an academic institution, Onjiko High School, as we know it today, is as old as the Republic of Kenya. The School is located in Kisumu County within GPS location: Latitude; 0.1743; Longitude; 34.9374 and is one of the oldest and most renowned educational institutions in East Africa. It is among first pre-colonial institutions of learning in the western Kenya region.

It is an extra county public school located within roughly 2 kilometers from Ahero Town ship in Nyando Sub-County.

The current principal is Mr. Joseph Were who is assisted by two deputies, namely; Mr. Henry Ouma Ngara (Administration) and Mr. Mr. Gordon Ogutu in charge of curriculum. The Board of Management chairman is Dr. James Obondi Otieno and the Parents Association chairman is Mr. Peter Otiende.

The school was originally established in 1885 as a primary school during the colonial times. Onjiko High School was registered in 1964, and has a total population of 1749 learners, with 66 teachers and 35 subordinate staff. The chairman of the students council is Pascal Juma (4S) assisted by Raphael Sewe

(4V) and Casper Kewell (4C). The student’s council consists of 77 elected members who assist the administration in maintaining discipline and other tasks. The reigning Mr. Onjiko is Fidel (4..).

The school has the following enrolment of students: 416 in form four; 407 in form three; 360 in form two and 480 in Form One. 416 students are registered to sit Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations (KCSE) this year, an increase of 155 as compared to 261 that was registered in 2022. The school is a fully integrated seven streamed throughout its three forms except form four which has eight streams.

The schools mean score was7.82 last year and our target this year is 8. In the past, the school was able to teach up to form Six, Science and Arts subjects. The widening of the curricula was again an essential part of Kenya’s programme to develop her resources immediately after

Kenya attained independence from the British colony. All nations treasure their educational institutions, especially those which have a long history behind them.

Such institutions are important because they stand as a testimony of people’s desire to cherish the good, and their desire to provide for themselves and their children something that does not decay, namely knowledge.

The School is gearing to celebrate sixty years of service to the community next year.

The school has well-groomed learners who are encouraged to excel in their studies through persistent hard work and clear set goals. Onjiko has an intricately structured programme for the learners. Through an allinclusive form of preparation, the teachers nurture the learner’s social, education, talents and skills.

They also have a day-today platform for training and instruction that is interactive, including sports and music.