The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results for the 2020 is out with the top pupil scoring 433 marks out of the possible 500.
The Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Prof George Magoha has this afternoon released the 2020 KCPE results where Mumo Faith from a public school, Karamairi Primary school, topped the country.
Wesonga Yuvet Nanzala and Murithii Angel Gakenia tied in second position with 432 out of the possible 500 marks.
The top 3 are girls and first 4 are from public schools.
10 out of the top15 slots are from public schools.
The 15 are;
Mumo Faith Kawee – Karimwailu (433 marks)
Wesonga Yvette — Nanzala Chogoria Girls (432 marks)
Muriithi Angel Gakenia — Maseno Girls Boarding(432 marks)
Wanyonyi Samuel Makhanu — Nzoia Sugar Co. (431 marks)
Castro Williams — Crystal Hill Academy (431 marks)
Tarus Chepkemboi Laureen – St Mathew’s Septonok (431 marks)
Kipkirui Abiud — Lessos Hills Adventist (430 marks)
Mwangi Margaret Waruguru – Karatina D.E.B (429 marks)
Bernice Checed Omondi — Nairobi Primary (429 marks)
Kiogora Joy Nkatha — Chogoria Girls (429 marks)
Daniel Chris Mboya – Crystal Hill Academy (428 marks)
Njenga Lowell Mwagambo — Emmanuel Springs Academy (428 marks)
Jeff Mutugi — Fred’s Academy (428 marks)
Polycup Kiyondi Ombongi — Ober Boys (428 marks)
Debrah Zawadi — Emmanuel Springs Academy (428 marks)
A total of 1,179,182 million candidates sat the KCPE exam between March 22 and March 24, 2021.
590,450 of the candidates were boys representing (50.07%) while 588,742 were girls representing (49.93%).
Female candidates did better in English, Kiswahili and Sign language while their male counterparts did well in Maths, Science and Social Studies.
Of the 1,179,192 pupils who sat the KCPE exam a majority of them; 889,011, scored below 300 out of 500 marks.There were 8,091 candidates who scored over 400 marks with the top candidate attaining 433 marks.
Candidates who attained between 300 — 399 marks were 282,090, those who scored 200 — 299 were 589,027, while between the 100 — 199 mark were 299,677 pupils with 307 others attaining between 1 — 99 marks.
The number of candidates with Special Needs was higher in the year 2020 (2,675) when compared to that of 2019 (2,407), with the top performing pupil scoring 420 marks in the results announced on Thursday.
Top students in the special needs category include;Brandon Otundo — Set Green Hill Academy (420)
Kibet Gipson Ndiema – Nalondo C.B.M (411)
Kioko Joseph Kyalo – Kangundo D.E.B (409)
Isabwa Blessings Monicah – Mukumu Girls (409)
Naomi Yvonne Omare — St lwanga Njoro Catholic (409)
Joseph Muia Rita – Young Achievers School (407)
Ifrah Mahamud Shuriye — Young Muslim Academy (405)
Fidel Odera Ouma – Kari D.E.B (402)
The administration of KCPE 2021 examinations was done in a unique manner bearing in mind that the world was facing the Covid-19 pandemic and Kenya’s school calendar was destructed.
While Announcing the results on Thursday, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha commended the 2020 candidates, noting that they registered commendable performance considering they wrote the test during the pandemic which disrupted learning for several months.
“Many doomsayers predicted that candidates of the 2020 KCPE Examination will perform dismally. The good news, however, is that performance of candidates in the 2020 KCPE is commendable and has shown no remarkable difference from the performance of the past years,” CS Magoha said.
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