NAIROBI, Kenya Feb 22 – Results of last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations will be released on Wednesday next week.
Kenya National Examinations Council Chief Executive Officer Paul Wasanga told Capital News that all preparations have been finalised in time for the results to be made public on February 29.
In results released last year for 2010 examinations, Alliance High School emerged top in the country.
Precious Blood Secondary School in Riruta was ranked second countrywide, with a mean score of 11.0, a performance index of A-.
Albert Kamau of Moi High School Kabarak was 2010’s top candidate in the KCSE examinations.
Allan Marube from Alliance High came in second followed by Joshua Obinchu of Maranda High School.
Boys edged girls in the results scooping eight of the top 10 positions.
Alliance High School and Moi High School Kabarak each got three positions in the top 10, followed by Kenya High which had two girls in the top 10 slots.
In 2009, boys dominated the top 10 positions in the KCSE results with the first girl coming in the 11th position nationally.
David Ndung’u of Mang’u High School emerged the best candidate in the 2009 results with 87.26 points.
Education Minister Prof Sam Ongeri noted that there was general improvement in the 2010 examinations.
Examination irregularities dropped to 534 (0.14 percent) down from 1,171 in 2009 representing the lowest number for cheating in the last 10 years.
Education Permanent Secretary James Ole Kiyiapi who has expressed interest in vying for the Presidency in elections due later this year has previously stated that he would quit office once he oversees the release of the examination results.