Alliance Girls' High School (AGHS)
2020 Bridge Kenya graduate Ogola Mercy Achieng from Likoni, Mombasa county received placement to Alliance Girls High School, a unique opportunity for her to continue pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor.
Alliance Girls’ High School (AGHS) is a national girls’ boarding school located near the small town of Kikuyu, 20 km from Nairobi. Founded in 1948 as the African Girls High School, it is within walking distance from its brother school Alliance High School. Alliance Girls’ High School was the first institution of higher secondary education for African girls in Kenya.
The first 10 girls admitted to the school arrived on 28 February 1948 and came from all the different provinces in Kenya as is still the case today. In 1961, Alliance Girls High School was one of the first five schools in Africa to offer the Higher School Certificate (at the time, the equivalent of A Levels and a requirement for university entrance)
Admission is highly competitive. Only students with a very high performance in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education are selected to attend. The school also participates in the national quota system that sees a balance in admission of students from all Kenyan Counties.