CS Amina names candidate who impressed her the most in 2018 KCSE

The candidate is also the most improved in the country

Education CS Amina Mohamed

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed on Friday released the results of the 2018 KCSE exams.

CS Mohamed announced that Josphat Mwangi Kamau of Nyoro Secondary School, Mathioya sub-county, Murang'a was the most improved candidate of the year.

She revealed that the government had introduced a new analysis system that would show the most improved students based on what they scored in their KCPE exams.

"Ladies and gentlemen this year we have gone a step further to conduct an analysis on how individual candidates have performed in the KCSE compared with their KCPE results four years ago.

"Our aim is to show the value added to candidates by the schools based on how their performance actually improved," she explained.

Mwangi had scored 278 marks in his KCPE and managed to get an A- of 79.4 in the KCSE exam.

Poor KCPE marks not a Death Sentence

The CS also named four others who had shown a similar level of excellence explaining that poor KCPE scores do not necessarily mean complete failure in academics.

The four are Keino Richard who had 257 in KCPE and a B+ in KCSE, Maingi George Mburu who had 279 marks but attained a B+ as well, Wambui James Kamau who scored a B- despite 186 marks in KCPE and Cheruiyot Gideon who had 209 marks in KCPE and scored a B in the KCSE.

CS Mohamed explained that such academic improvement had informed the government's decision to have 100% transition policy for KCPE candidates.

She noted that the five most improved candidates were only a few that she could name at the time adding that there are numerous others with similar success stories.

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