NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 19- Some 2,177 Kenya Certificate for Primary Education (KCPE) candidates scored between one and 100 marks in the results announced by Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed.
Some 234,573 others scored between a hundred and one and 200 marks, while 574,927 candidates managed to garner between 201 and 300 marks.
In her announcement, CS Amina revealed that 228,414 candidates had garnered between 301 and 400 marks.
The top achievers were 12,273 with marks between 401 and 500 an increase from 9,846 students in 2017.
According to CS Amina said there was an overall improvement in the outcome of this year’s KCPE results compared to last year.
In this year’s KCPE examination’s, there were some 2,495 candidates with special needs with the highest candidate garnering 4,46 marks.
“This is an improvement compared to last year’s result. Last, year 2,038 candidates sat for the examinations with the top candidate scoring 426 marks,” she said.
The improved performance by special needs students was attributed to a “fair and conducive environment” by the Ministry of Education.
Students can collect their results from their respective examination centres.
One can also access the results by sending the candidate’s index number through the short message service (SMS) to 20076.
“The performance has improved compared to last year,” Amina said when she released the KCPE results in Mombasa.
This, she partly attributed to stringent measures adopted to curb cheating since 2016.
While female candidates performed better in languages (Kiswahili, English and Kenya sign language), their male counterparts performed better in Mathematics, Science, Social studies and Religious education.