The Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Amina Mohammed has today announced the final results of this year’s KCPE just less than 20 days after the start of the exercise.
A total of 1,052,564 candidates sat for the examination which was conducted between October 30th to November 3rd.
In the results announcement that saw Dr Mohammed express her anger at the rising cases of teenage pregnancies, the top candidates (two) scored 453 marks out of 500, two less by what last year’s top scorer Goldalyn Kayuya of St Anne’s Junior School from Kakamega County.
Though Dr Amina did not name the said top candidates, we have reliably established that the top two candidates are Rawling Odhiambo from Kakamega Hills Primary and Olive Washira Mwea from Riara Group of Schools.
Dr Amina also noted that 2,495 special needs candidates sat for the exams with the highest scoring a total of 446 marks out of the possible 500.
Out of the over a million candidates, 12, 273 candidates scored above the 400 mark compared to 9,846 from last year. However, 2,177 candidates scored below 100 mark.
The general results saw 50% of all the candidates score above the average mark of 250.
In the cheating category, 4 candidates saw their results canceled after being found guilty of impersonation. The candidates shall be forced to seat for their exams in 2019.
Four counties registered more girls than boys. These include Nairobi, Nakuru, Kakamega and Bungoma.
To receive one’s results, send the candidate’s index number to 20076.