Awards Uhuru will give after 2018 KCSE results were released

40 special awards will be given

President Uhuru Kenyatta receives the results of the 2018 KCSE at State House (twitter)

President Uhuru Kenyatta will give awards to 40 2018 KCSE examiners following the release of the exam results on Friday.

The president was asked by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) to reward the examiners for exemplary performance of their duties during the exam period.

Without giving details of their actions, Chairman George Magoha explained that the examiners had shown an outstanding level of commitment to performing their duties.

KCSE 2018 in Numbers

660,204 Ccndidates sat for the examination in 2018. Of these, 338,628 were boys while 321,576 were girls.

While announcing the results, Education CS Amina Mohamed noted that only 279,842 of the candidates who sat for the exam had attained the right age of between 18 and 19 years old.

The CS also noted that only 100,000 slots are open in public, private universities with 90,377 candidates having attained the C+ cut-off.

The top candidate was Juliet Otieno of Pangani Girls Secondary School who beat the top boy, James Kaluna by only 4 points.

The results for 100 candidates were canceled after they were found to have been involved in exam malpractices.

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