CS Cabinet George Magoha has released KCSE results for Primary Primary school candidates on 15th april at Mtihani house in Nairobi.
Speaking to journalists, Magoha has explained his gratitude in the total improved performance for 2020 compaired to the previous 2019.
“Although the mark of the highest candidate dropped from 440 to 433 in 2020, the mean average performance and quality of grades for all candidates is higher, said CS Magoha.
A Pupil Mumo Faith Kawi emerged the top most with 433 marks compaired to 440 marks for the first pupil in 2019
Wesonga Yuvet Nanzala and Murithi Angel Gakenia got 432 marks, followed by
Samuel Wanyonyi Makhanu 431
Castro Williams at 431
Tarus Kepkomboi Laureen 431
kipkirui Abiud 430
Mwangi Margeret Waruguru 429
Bernice Checed Omondi 429
Kiogora Joy Nkantha 429
1, 179, 182 candidates did the exam between March 22 and Mach 24 which is an increase in number 95,736 making (8.84%) in 2020 compared to 2019 for the KCPE.
The CS commended public schools who he says have shone in the 2020 KCPE, scooping 10 of the top 15 overall slots in the examination.
Out of the top 15 places, female candidates have taken eight positions, including the first three overall slots and all from public schools
In terms of data, the following 20 counties registered more female than male candidates: Isiolo, Meru, Vihiga, Kakamega, Busia, Nairobi, Kwale, Elgeyo Marakwet, Siaya, Tharaka Nithi, Kisii, Kisumu, Bungoma, Kilifi, Lamu, Bomet, Mombasa, Uasin Gishu, Makueni and Migori. This is an increase from 18 counties that registered more female than male candidates in 2019.
The number of candidates who were absent slightly increased from 6,272 (0.58%) in the year 2019 to 12,424 (1.04%) in the year 2020 KCPE examination.
Five papers recorded an improvement in performance in the year 2020 compared to 2019amongst them; English Composition, Kiswahili Lugha, Kenyan Sign Language Objective, Mathematics and Religious Education as male performed better in maths, social studies, science and religious education.
In his speech Magoha urged the candidates to get spaces to secondary schools because it is possible to all due to their performance.
By Austine Shambetsa