On Monday, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha announced the results of the 2019 Kenya Certificate of primary Education (KCPE).
Breakdown of 2019 KCPE Results
CS Magoha announced on Monday
The CS made the announced 17 days after candidates sat for the examination and here is a breakdown of how the candidates performed;
The top student is Andy Michael Munyiri of Damacrest Academy, who scored 440 marks out of 500. He was closely followed by Flavian Onyango, June Cheptoo and Michael Ndung'u who all scored 439 marks in the second position.
According to the CS, the number of students who scored above 400 marks is 9, 770 a drop from last years' 11, 559.
243, 320 students scored between 301 - 400 marks, 566, 886 scored between 201 - 300, with 262,307 scoring between 101 - 200. 1,173 students scored 100 marks and below.
On subjects, English, Kiswahili, Kenya sign language and Social studies and Religion recorded an improvement, while Mathematics and Science recorded a drop in performance.
Magoha noted that Nairobi, Nakuru and Kakamega counties recorded the highest number of registered candidates, while Lamu, Isiolo and Samburu recorded the lowest.
He added that 18 counties recorded the highest number of girls registered, compared to male candidates.
The CS stated that Bungoma, Bomet and Kericho recorded the highest number of under age candidates registered, as Turkana, Garissa and Kilifi recorded the highest number of candidates above 19 years (Over age).
2407 Special needs candidates registered for KCPE with one scoring 414 marks. 211 scored between 200 - 300 marks.
All 1,088,986 will join secondary schools. The Education CS also announced that 9,000 scholarships will be given to KCPE top performers.
Magoha added that by December 2, all candidates will know the secondary schools they will join.
No irregularities were reported.
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