Education Cabinet Secretary on Wednesday released the 2017 KCSE results at the Nairobi School.

The results revealed a worrying decline in number of students who have qualified to join university, with girls performing better than boys.

Two of the top three candidates were girls as girls’ schools dominated the top positions in this year’s KCSE examinations.

Singore Girls High in Elgeyo Marakwet emerged as the best performing school in the country with a performance index of 69.9 points.

Light Academy in Mombasa came second with 69.1 points, followed by Alliance Girls School - 68.6 points, Kenya High School - 68.2 points and Loreto Girls School in Limuru with 68.1 points.

At the same time, CS Matiangi announced the government had withheld KCSE results from 10 schools in the country until January pending investigations into alleged exam irregularities.

Below is the list of the top 100 schools nationally after the release of the KCSE 2017 results.