Private Schools Beat Public in 2022 KCPE Examination.
Private schools performed better in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam.
The majority of private institutions posted significantly higher mean ratings than their public equivalents.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu did not rate schools and candidates during the announcement of the KCPE results on Wednesday.
The absence of rankings removed the colour that typically accompanies the announcement of national work examinations when top performers celebrate their accomplishments.
The Standard developed a list of schools with high mean scores, providing a view into some of the nation’s top-performing institutions.
The data reveals that the majority of public schools scored lower on the recently administered national examinations.
As of press time yesterday evening, Fesbeth Primary School in Kakamega County was in first place with a mean score of 412.
Depaul Austin Academy in Kiambu County received a mean score of 410.1, but Fred’s Academy in Meru received a score of 407. AIC Kaptich Primary also performed well in Nandi, with an average score of 401.
The mean score for Gilgil Hill Academy in Nakuru County was 398.6.
Last year, the school produced the greatest KCPE candidate in Kenya, Magata Bruce Mackenzie, who scored 428 out of a possible 428 marks.
Lewis Otieno Omondi of St. Peters Mumias Boys Primary School in Kakamega County and Fwaro Makokha Robinson of Christ the King Primary School in Bungoma tied for first place nationally with a score of 431.
St Joseph The Worker Hema Schools in Trans Nzoia got a mean score of 398.1, according to figures compiled by The Standard last evening. The school with 72 candidates has 19 kids who scored over 400 marks. The score of St. Gabriel Primary School in Mwingi, Kitui County, was 397.4.
The mean score for St Gloria Academy in Siaya County was 396.48. The mean score at Mogotio Little Friends Academy in Baringo was 393.01
In Narok County, the mean score at Narok County Academy was 393.63, while the mean score at ACK Kilgoris Faith Academy was 394.
In Bomet County, Chelsa Academy students averaged 392, Ndanai Township Academy students averaged 395, and Tenwek Boarding Primary School students averaged 386.4.
St. Luke’s Biribiriet school scored 397, while Emmanuel Primary School in Muranga County scored 395.75. The Bishop Alexander Muge memorial Primary School scored 393 while the private Kapsabet Highlands School scored 391.
Green Angels, Githurai, with a mean score of 385, is one more school with a high ranking.
St. Josephine Bakhita Primary in Zombe scored a score of 384.7, while Sukari Presbyterian Academy in Kiambu scored a score of 383.4.
In Nairobi, Rockfields Junior School and Moi Educational Centre got mean score scores of 382 and 376, respectively.
The mean score of the 28 candidates at St Mary’s Ruaraka was 376.
Several schools in Nyanza achieved excellent results, which resulted in the birth of new academic titans.
Although private schools led the list of top performers, a few of public schools also posted impressive results.
St Gloria Academy Nyamonye in Siaya and Imperial primary school in Kisii performed exceptionally well. The mean scores of the two institutions were 396.48 and 395.76, respectively.
With a mean score of 395.1, the academic powerhouse Momokoro Academy in Migori, which has topped the county for the past few years, was once again the talk of the region.
The school produced 23 students with above 400 marks, including one student who tied for second place nationally with 429 marks.
Another top-performing school, St. Benedict’s Parochial, received a mean score of 390.3, while Rongo Success Academy received a mean score of 383.46.
The mean score for Xaverian Primary School in Kisumu was 336.9.
The mean score at Moi Primary School-Kabarak was 382 marks, with the top student, Jesere Toigat, earning 425 marks. The school had 254 candidates. Among these, 79 scored over 400 marks.
Nelson Kiptoo, the school’s principal, stated that the school met its objectives despite the short schedule they were operating under.
Sun and Shield School in Nakuru achieved a mean score of 380, with teachers attributing the success to sacrifice and effort in order to beat the deadlines and place among the top schools in the region.
Shanna Jelagat, the school’s top student, scored 423 points, while Lynne Mugure and Lewis Lenana scored 421 and 417 points, respectively.
Ms. Brigid Kandie Shivachi, the headteacher of the school, reported that 18 candidates scored over 400 marks. The mean at Kagaki School was 367.
The mean score at Mogotio Litttle Friends Academy in Baringo was 393.01.
The mean Lord Egerton Academy score was 365.
Eight of the school’s 67 students scored above 400, with the highest score being 413.
At Kapindasum Primary in Baringo South, the students’ mean score increased from 303.03 to 325.46.
AIC Kaptich, St Luke’s Biribiriet, and Bishop Alexander Muge memorial Primary school emerged as top performances among public schools in Nandi County, in contrast to the majority of the country, where private schools predominated.
Cheribis Integrated Primary School, a public school that serves students with impairments, achieved a mean score of 387, as did St Marks preparatory (368) and Kapsabet Boys primary (367). (357)
St Anne’s Academy Kiminini’s 61 candidates had a mean score of 383.1, whereas Hilltop Preparatory school’s 380 candidates achieved a mean score of 380.
Kipkeino School came out on top in Uasin Gishu County with a mean score of 381.76.
Little Lambs Academy concluded another year of remarkable success on national examinations with a mean score of 380.18.
Ancilla Catholic Academy (377.1), Queen of Angels (377.61), Gethsemane Christian (376), Eldorock Academy (373), Hillside School (371), and Greenvale School (371) also shown outstanding performance (370).
Fred’s Academy in Meru County achieved one of the top ratings in the Mount Kenya region, 407.70. The mean grade at the Kathingiri Mixed Public Boarding school was 383.44, and 37 of 108 students scored above 400.
Other public institutions, such as Technology Primary, had 128 candidates with a mean score of 342.88.
Kibutha Day and Boarding School had a mean score of 330.26 while Vidhu Ramji Primary had a mean score of 318 with 190 candidates.
In Kirinyaga, the municipality of Kerugoya received 362 marks, while the best student, Mwaniki Mumo, received 424 marks.
In Western, Kakamega Primary School, which had 534 students take the examinations, achieved a mean of 335.