Female candidates from public schools scored the highest on the KCPE 2020 exam.
Faith Mumo took the lead with 433 marks. She attends Makueni County’s Kari Mwailu Primary School.
Nanzala Wesonga of Chogoria Girls Primary School came in second place with 432 marks.
The top four students all attended public schools.
Nine students scored higher than 400 marks.
Girls outperformed boys in English, Kiswahili, and Kenyan Sign Language.
In the meanwhile, boys outperformed girls in Math, Science, and Social Studies.
Magoha stated that overall performance improved compared to 2019, even though the highest candidate’s mark dropped from 440 in 2020.
Top KCPE candidate
- Mumo Faith – Karimwailu Primary School – 433 marks.
- Wesonga Nanzala – Chogoria Girls Primary School – 432 marks.
- Muriithi Angel – Maseno Girls Boarding School – 432 marks.
- Wanyonyi Samuel – Nzoia Sugar Company Primary School – 431 marks
However, the mean average performance and grade quality for all candidates was higher.
According to KNEC CEO Mercy Karogo, during the release of results on Thursday, a total of 2,543 candidates who registered for the KCPE exam did not take the exam.
A total of 1,181,725 people registered for the exam, but only 1,179,182 did the exam.
There were a total of 28,467 exam centers used.