Peter Tabichi, a Physics and Mathematics teacher at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary school, Nakuru was among the top 10 finalist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2019.

The Nakuru teacher said that he was trying his luck when he applied for the competition in 2018. He claims that he was in surprised when they called him and informed him about being among the finalist.

“I got a call at around 3am and I was shocked such that I could not go back to sleep. When I tried preparing my breakfast, I was shaking but I later composed myself, I feel appreciated,” he narrated.

According to Mr. Tabichi who is a graduate of Egerton University, his aim was to gain experience on technology and modern teaching methods and was not expecting to win or emerge anywhere among the 10 finalist.

A statement on their Varkey Foundation website said that, “his dedication, hard work and passionate belief in his students talent has led his poorly- resourced school in remote rural Kenya to merge victorious after the country’s best school national science competitions.”