Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has released the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results after meeting the president earlier today.
A total number of 1,083,456 registered candidates sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exam between March 22 and March 24, 2021. Over 4000 examiners participated in the marking of composition and Insha.
590,450 of the candidates were boys representing (50.07%) while 588,742 were girls representing (49.93%).
The administration of KCPE 2021 examinations was done in a unique manner bearing in mind that the world was facing the Covid-19 pandemic and Kenya’s school calendar was destructed.
“It is the first time that we are releasing results of KCPE in April. And it’s the first time we release the results when our country is busy managing the effects and spread of Covid-19,” Magoha stated.
Public schools got 10 out of 15 top slots. Female candidates took 8 slots and took the first three overall slots
Further, he said that the results were commendable and congratulated the teachers for their excellent work. He added that all the students would transition to secondary school, adding that form one selection would take place on May 28, 2021.
The CS also announced that the government would give 9000 scholarships to students from needy backgrounds.
Here are the top 10 KCPE students 2020;
1.) Mumo Faith- 433
2.) Wesonga Nanzala- 432
3.) Angel Muriithi- 432
4.) Samuel Wanyonyi- 431
5.) Castro William- 431
6.) Maureen Tarus- 431
7.) Abiud Kipkurui- 430
8.) Margaret Mwangi-430
9.) Dennis Omondi- 429