2011 KCSE results released

Students of Starehe Boys Centre celebrate after the release of the results

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 29 – Nalianya Job of St Peters Seminary is the top student in the 2011 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.

The results released by Education Minister Sam Ongeri on Wednesday placed Gikonyo Victor Gitau and Odhiambo Emmanuel both of Alliance High School in second and third positions respectively.

The fourth slot was taken by Lonyangapuo Chelagat of Alliance Girls High School, followed in fifth position by Sidney Oirere of Maranda High School.

Gachigwa Brian Ruhiu of Starehe Boys Centre emerged sixth closely followed by Aseta B Faith of Moi Girls High School Eldoret in seventh.

Kariuki Alex Murimi of Alliance High School came in the eighth position while Tyson Odhiambo of Maranda and Buyaki Osibe of Precious Blood Riruta completed the top ten.

Maranda High School was the top school in the nation followed by Alliance High School and Alliance Girls High School in second and third positions.

You can access the results HERE.

Starehe Boys Centre and School which has struggled to regain the top spot came in at fourth followed by Mangu High School and Moi Girls High School Eldoret in fifth and sixth positions.

Kenya High School, Maryhill Girls High School, Pangani Girls High School and the Starehe Girls Centre wrapped up the top ten spots.

Ongeri said that results of 2,927 students were cancelled due to various irregularities including collaborating with invigilators.

Ongeri noted that techniques employed by students and teachers to cheat in the examinations were sophisticated in what he termed as “a chain from the top.”

“For instance candidates are refusing to be frisked and to be confined during practical examinations and even engaging in fights during examinations,” Ongeri elaborated.

The minister ordered the Permanent Secretary and the Kenya National Examination Council to speed up investigation with the objective of helping break the chain.

“This vice is a major threat to the credibility of national examinations and our education system and we all need to join hands to address it,” he said adding that 11 out of 47 counties did not report any cases of irregularities during the exams.

According to Ongeri, the increase in the number of examination centres posed a challenge as some of the exam centres filed to meet the basic requirements expected of the centre.

“It was observed that chemistry practicals were being undertaken in makeshift laboratories with poorly improvised which not only affect performance but pose risks to the candidates,” he said.

Ongeri said there was a drop in performance in 13 subjects among them English which has been on a downward trend for the last three years. Other subjects in which performance dwindled included History and Chemistry.

The minister however expressed satisfaction at the improvement in performance of 16 subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Kiswahili.

A total of 411,783 candidates sat the 2011 KCSE examinations marking a 15.19 percent increase in the number of candidates.

The number of girls who sat the examination increased to 182,612 from 159,388 in 2010 while that of boys also rose to 229,171 from 198,100 in 2010.

The number of boys was more than that of girls in all counties except in Kirinyaga while Mandera County recorded the highest ratio of gender disparity at 27.73 percent of girls to 72.27 percent of boys.

The number of candidates attaining the minimum university entry qualifications of C+ and above rose to 119,658 (29.12 percent) compared to 97,134 in 2010. Candidates who scored an overall Mean Grade A also increased from 1,566 in 2010 to 1,930 in 2011.

Ongeri said that there needs to be investment in mid level colleges to absorb candidates who fail to attain the minimum university entry qualifications to help them acquire skills.

From the 2011 results 118,265 candidates obtained the mean grade of D and below.

  • http://twitter.com/KimSupreme Kimathi Mworia

    Seriously…Precious Blood didn’t even end up top 20?

  • Rasi Beauttah

    congrats maranda boys – we people of nyanza can too- by Beauttah Moruri Rasi

  • Rasi Beauttah

    congrats maranda boys – we people of nyanza can too- by Beauttah Moruri Rasi

  • Sammy Sosa

    The usual suspects are starting to feature less in the list!

  • Sammy Sosa

    The usual suspects are starting to feature less in the list!

  • Wmakora

    I salute Maranda High for job well done! Keep it up!

  • Wmakora

    I salute Maranda High for job well done! Keep it up!

  • Tony Kirui

    Big up to Maranda!

  • Ombidihangasa82

    the only way is up maranda. keep the fire burning

  • Ombidihangasa82

    the only way is up maranda. keep the fire burning

  • Ombidihangasa82

    the only way is up maranda. keep the fire burning

  • Ombidihangasa82

    the only way is up maranda. keep the fire burning

  • Ombidihangasa82

    the only way is up maranda. keep the fire burning

  • Ombidihangasa82

    the only way is up maranda. keep the fire burning

  • Ombidihangasa82

    the only way is up maranda. keep the fire burning

  • Ombidihangasa82

    the only way is up maranda. keep the fire burning

  • Ombidihangasa82

    the only way is up maranda. keep the fire burning

  • Ombidihangasa82

    the only way is up maranda. keep the fire burning

  • Ombidihangasa82

    the only way is up maranda. keep the fire burning

  • Ombidihangasa82

    the only way is up maranda. keep the fire burning

  • Philip Mokaya

    well done maranda!!

  • Philip Mokaya

    well done maranda!!

  • Shem Nzuki

    Am happy Maranda passed sahili the way they have been passing English..congrats in order..

  • Shem Nzuki

    Am happy Maranda passed sahili the way they have been passing English..congrats in order..

  • Shem Nzuki

    Am happy Maranda passed sahili the way they have been passing English..congrats in order..

  • Shem Nzuki

    Am happy Maranda passed sahili the way they have been passing English..congrats in order..

    • Jaluo Mwerevu

       wacha upus…we normally pass swahili bwana shem..

  • Shem Nzuki

    Am happy Maranda passed sahili the way they have been passing English..congrats in order..

  • Shem Nzuki

    Am happy Maranda passed sahili the way they have been passing English..congrats in order..

  • Shem Nzuki

    Am happy Maranda passed sahili the way they have been passing English..congrats in order..

  • Shem Nzuki

    Am happy Maranda passed sahili the way they have been passing English..congrats in order..

  • Shem Nzuki

    Am happy Maranda passed sahili the way they have been passing English..congrats in order..

  • Shem Nzuki

    Am happy Maranda passed sahili the way they have been passing English..congrats in order..

  • Jacksonmunji

    well done to maranda high.

  • Jacksonmunji

    well done to maranda high.

  • Nyakwaroyucho

    Bravo St Peters Seminary Bravo Maranda Boys. It is hard work for both students and the staff that resulted to this. May others emulate this and do BETTER. Why NOT?*x2*?

  • Nyakwaroyucho

    Bravo St Peters Seminary Bravo Maranda Boys. It is hard work for both students and the staff that resulted to this. May others emulate this and do BETTER. Why NOT?*x2*?

  • Benjaminkanake

    This list is wrong and you shouldn’t have posted it before confirming your list. It only shows the top 30 schools among the so called national schools. If the list of top schools nationally is made, it will include private and provincial schools and it won’t look like what you have above

    • N K Tarus

      Kapsabet Boys is a provincial school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Accept the reality

  • juma

    cogratulation St Charles Lwanga – kitui.

  • Mores2012

    Kudos Meru School…. Its not invain that your were elevated to a National School…

  • Mores2012

    Kudos Meru School…. Its not invain that your were elevated to a National School…

  • Physics Teacher

    Congatulations to Maranda High School for this excellent perfomance

  • Physics Teacher

    Congatulations to Maranda High School for this excellent perfomance

  • Guest

    Maranda well done…CONGRATULATIONS! 
    And now let truth be told, for decades the so called ‘top schools’ have been cheating their way through KCSE & KCPE for far too long. Where Mock exams are the actual final exams…the same teachers who set the exams are the same ones who teach these students. I see no glory in having your name or school announced with glee year in year out. Abroad they don’t do these, so the students do not grow up with a narrow perspective of life…that all your life depends on an exam.

    It also perpetuates a terrible spirit of jealousy & competition amongst individuals in these Kenyan schools. And that is the problem with the world: Jealousy & pride why do we keep feeding this monster? For some reason, the Kenyan government has never noticed that our students are very narrow minded, it’s because they’ve crammed their way through their education & that’s all they know!
    I will not rain on the party, but this ranking means nothing at the end of the day. Many from unknown schools or those who were thought to be academically challenged have excelled tremendously in life. The real exam is called life.

    • Guest2

      That’s well said but come to think about it, most Kenyans from these schools end up doing very well in Ivy league universities. If cramming is all they are good at certainly they wouldn’t be doing very well wherever they go. Having said that, it might be true that some schools cheat their way to national limelight. Those who attended public universities locally would attest to the fact that most of the so-caller star performers in KCSE do not necessarily end up getting the coveted 1st class honours degree or even upper second. There are many cases from Maranda for instance who obtained cool A- in KCSE but ended up with lower even in courses like education arts! Talk of Kabara…check

      • Guest

        One can still cram even in Ivy league schools. My point is; the substance is lost….I’m not saying all are daft. But I am saying bright or not, they get assistance to be where they are yet the government is cancelling results of ‘lesser schools’ while they close their eyes to the obvious. I am looking forward to the day national exams will be set & marked by independent individuals who don’t teach this students…That has been suggested so many times, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why this has not happened!!!
        P.s: I really think Maranda must be something because the jealousy coming out of the so called top schools is palpable. I have heard many speak so badly but still claim that the guys are brilliant. The take home message: Your Alma Mater shouldn’t determine your future.

      • Guest

        One can still cram even in Ivy league schools. My point is; the substance is lost….I’m not saying all are daft. But I am saying bright or not, they get assistance to be where they are yet the government is cancelling results of ‘lesser schools’ while they close their eyes to the obvious. I am looking forward to the day national exams will be set & marked by independent individuals who don’t teach this students…That has been suggested so many times, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why this has not happened!!!P.s: I really think Maranda must be something because the jealousy coming out of the so called top schools is palpable. I have heard many speak so badly but still claim that the guys are brilliant. The take home message: Your Alma Mater shouldn’t determine your future.

  • Liz Wanja

    is it maranda private, public..provincial or national.?..well done though

  • Jaluojeuri

    this list is not correct. report facts.nkt

  • Jaluojeuri

    this list is not correct. report facts.nkt

  • Mr James Kimema

    national schools doing badly!!

  • eliud tuva

    Sign of things to come? Maranda’s next door neighbour is Agwambo. At the time, he was dismissed as “too engrossed in politics” to think about development in Nyanza. Am sure Maranda’s lead has put some people in a foul mood….

  • eliud tuva

    Sign of things to come? Maranda’s next door neighbour is Agwambo. At the time, he was dismissed as “too engrossed in politics” to think about development in Nyanza. Am sure Maranda’s lead has put some people in a foul mood….

    • Guest

      But of course, I noticed a certain daily paper mentioned Maranda being top in 1 sentence…..1 sentence??? Then pulled the item down…Hmmmmmm!!!

  • Batzmbochi

    WHERE ARE YOU LORETO HIGH LIMURU..WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I LEFT?

    • Markos

      The worst chix i’ve met are from this school. Fantasy swallowed them and most abandon their lives embracing a life to burn them in future. Tho they are good, well groomed and most have a taste of fashion & style….but….sorry, we live a reality, virtual life is a hoax.Spoils of  FB!

      • Bure

        I wish Agwambo could do something for Maranda. He has never done anything to his old school. The school depend on pond water for bathing until 2004 when bathrooms were built .. not by Agwambo the next door neighbour. Bure kabisa!

  • Emondieki

    Results are not accessible! 

  • Bobcat

    congratulations to st patricks high school iten, the sleeping giant is finally awake. congrats to all those who perfomed will and it will be of more importance to not spend much celebrating your good perfomance, thats over .You have a long way to go, college is more challenging than High school, look for opportunities e.g scholarship  and stuff llike that, all the best.

    Bobcat

  • Ndwara

    Now that they have interfered with primary school, spare the secondary because Maranda is a public school and here we are not talking about private school being advantaged. University selection should be on merit until the time private school will lead the we have another ongeri of kiyiapi with a stupid formula.

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