26 Feb 2018


GEMS Nairobi Student Receives Award For Outstanding Academic Perfomance

Paul Watuwa says sport is deeply embedded into his DNA. It is therefore no wonder that his decision to take up BTEC sport last year resulted in a win for both him and the school!

On February 3, 2018, Pearson held their annual award ceremony for exceptional achievers at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi. The award ceremony is the examining body’s way of recognizing students and schools for their performance and in this case in BTEC- a practical approach programme that is part of the British Curriculum.

Paul, now in year 12 received the Outstanding BTEC Sports Learner Award which in essence makes him the best performer (BTEC Sport) in the 2016/2017 academic year globally.  It’s not just about DNA though, young Mr Watuwa is a fine example of a good student. His outstanding performance follows an accompaniment of consistency and hard work to his passion in both theory and practical sport.

He took the following BTEC Sport units for which he achieved a distinction in each

  • Fitness, Testing and Training
  • Practical Sport
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
  • Sport related injuries and illness

While Paul’s great sport talent is evident, his success is also attributed to the team around him, in particular our BTEC Sport teacher Mrs. Anne Odipo and Kodeck Mose, Head of BTEC Programmes at GEMS Nairobi. This achievement is a clear indication of the great effort made by GEMS staff who are committed to ensuring excellent performance of our students in both academic and non-academic areas.

Paul is a soft spoken, well adjusted student with a strong IGCSE background. He is an all round athlete and particularly loves basketball and athletics. Currently he is taking Mathematics, ICT, Chemistry and Physics; looks like we have a Sport Scientist in our midst!

Congratulations to Paul Watuwa and the GEMS Nairobi family in general.

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