Kenya Certificate of Primary Education results have been released.
The results were released by the Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha in Nairobi.
1.2 million students sat for this year's exams, out of which 50.28 per cent were boys and 49.72 girls.
The top student scored 428 marks out of 500, while number two managed 427 marks. Position three was tied by six candidates who scored 426 marks each.
According to Magoha, six papers recorded an improvement in the examinations as compared to the 2020 exams. These include English and composition, Science, Kiswahili and Insha, Social Studies, Kenya sign language composition.
When compared to the 2020 exams, three papers, Mathematics, English Language, and Religious Studies, showed a decrease.
The CS noted there were minimal cases of exam irregularities compared to previous years.
Magoha Said that the container system used for the storage of examination papers has brought to halt exam leakage.
"The container system we bought from Uganda is extremely watertight. It has proven to be the best, and there are no longer any exam leaks, "Magoha stated.
Private schools shine in KCPE exams
Private schools have beaten their public counterparts in the just-released Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination results.
The results were released by the Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha on Monday, March 28, 2022, in Nairobi.
According to CS Magoha, private schools outperformed public schools in the 2021 KCPE examinations. They captured eight out of ten national positions.
Some of the top-performing schools are Gilgil Hills Academy, Makini School, Holy Family Misikhu Girls Primary School, Emmanuel Springs and Kitengela International School.
Bruce Magata emerged as the top candidate with 428 out of 500 marks. He represents Gilgil Hills Academy. Position two went to Ashley Kerubo who scored 427 marks.
At the same time, Magoha said there were few cases of exam malpractices, vowing to punish those who were caught.
“We shall punish both students and teachers involved in the vice. Wait and see. It is not a joke anymore,” Magoha said.
1,225,507 candidates sat for the exams and all are expected to proceed to secondary schools in line with the government's directive which pushes for a 100 per cent transition to high school.
"We must not forget about the 100 per cent transition which is in line with the government requirement. All of the children who sat for exams will transit to high school including those who were caught colluding in the exams," he noted.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.