NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 21 – The number of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates who will miss university places has risen.
According to Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, the number of candidates who got the entry qualification of C+ and above is 70,073.
He stated that this is lower than the figure last year which stood at 88,929.
He explained that the results show a normal curve as reforms in the exam system are entrenched.
Kyeni Girls High School scooped top position in Embu County, producing 12 students with A- and dominating the list of top achievers.
The extra county school was ranked 47th in the country produced a performance index of 59.467287 with at least 124 students managing at least c+ and above.
Moi High School, Mbiruri produced the top student in the county, after Wainaina Joseph Waitugi scored an A- of 80 points to also emerge second in the county.
The national school which fielded 204 students in this year’s KCSE was also ranked 85th nationally with a mean score of 55.263122.
Speaking on phone from Kihingo village in Limuru, Kiambu County, Joseph who was also the school captain at Moi High School, said he was elated and would like to pursue medicine.
At Nguviu Girls, there was an ecstatic mood at the institution following the good results.
School Principal Lenah Ngesa said the institution produced top girl in the county, Mutuma Felista Nkirote with 79 points, Njonjo Rebecca 78 while Kanyi Brenda Makena had 78 points.
Top students at Kisumu Girls high school aspire to be doctors as KCSE examination results were released.
There was celebration in the school hours later after Education CS Fred Matiang’i officially released the 2017 examination results.
One of the students, Winnie Atieno Ongiri who scored A- with 78 points told the press that she was happy with the performance despite facing various challenges before and during the examinations.