Uhuru directs Matiang’i to organize another KCPE exam

The directive comes hours after the announcement of the 2017 KCPE results.

Addressing the press at State House, Esipisu stated that candidates who missed out on the National Examinations for compassionate reasons will be allowed to sit for another KCPE exam.

“Pres. Kenyatta has directed CS Mating’i to set special supplementary exams to students who may be ill, those who have lost their parents or have just given birth,” he said.

The results comes a record 19 days after the exams were completed.

The fast release of the results was credited to the automated Optical Mark Recognition machines that fast-tracked the process.

According to Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, there has been a noticeable improvement in this year's KCPE results as compared to last year's.

Speaking at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development on Tuesday morning, Matiang'i officially released the results revealing what the top student scored.

“Our highest candidate this year scored 455 marks out of 500,” he said.

The top student in 2016 scored 437 marks.

The second best candidate in the country was revealed to be from a public school.

He further revealed that the top special needs student scored 426 marks and overall six special needs students scored more than 400 marks.

Goldalyn Kakuyu. The girl who topped KCPE 2017

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