NAIROBI,Kenya,Nov 19-Two candidates have tied at the top of this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations after they both scored a sterling 453 marks out of possible 500.
While announcing this years results in Mombasa, Education Cabinet Secretary stated that the two led the 12,273 candidates who attained 400 marks and above.
“I congratulate the Class of 2018 for demonstrating to all of us that hard work bears fruits and that true success is culmination of honest and dedicated effort.we will guarantee 100 per cent transition,”said Mohammed.
The Education CS further revealed that female candidates performed better than their male counterparts in English, Kiswahili and Kenyan Sign Language.
On the other hand,male candidates performed better than their female counterparts in Mathematics,Science,Social Studies and religious education.
Amina said the results were a true reflection of hard work as credibility was maintained throughout adding that the few cases of attempted cheating were nipped it in the bud.
She also noted that over 50 per cent of students scored 250 marks and above.
Students who scored 400 marks and above are 12,273,301 to 400 marks is 228,414, 201 to 300 is 574,927,101 to 200 is 234,573 while those that scored between 0 to 100 is 2,177.
The number of boys that sat for exams is 527,294 which is 50.1 per cent while the number of girls is 525,070 which is 49.9 per cent.
The total number of KCPE students is 1,052,364.