By Victoria Magar
The 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results have finally been released. During the official release of the results at Nairobi’s Mitihani House, Education CS George Magoha informed at least 747,161 candidates sat for the exam as of March 26, 2021. Of the 747,161 candidates, 380,327 were males, females representing the remaining 366,834.
He also assured that the education system will accommodate all the candidates regardless of the results they post.
“All candidates have a place in our education story. The government will ensure that every child in the country has the chance to pursue their careers…They all have the ablity to progress to other levels under the government plan of zero wastage” said the CS.
In the results released by Education Cabinet Secretary today,Simiyu Robinson Wanjala from Murang’a High School was announced the top student with an A (Plain) of 87.33 points. He was followed by Agoro Sare High School’s Wesonga Allan Udoma while Chepngeno Terer from Kenya High School was ranked third.
There were 893 candidates who scored A (plain) which was an improvement compared to 627 in 2019. Nineteen subjects recorded significant improvement. A total of 143, 140 scored university entry grades compared to 125, 747 in 2019. A total of 223 special needs scored c+ and above
The CS of education George Magoha on the other hand mention bungoma county for all wrong reasons, the CS said that bugoma county is the leading county with students who did their exams while expectant or having given birth, the CS mentioned that him and his team are going to get down to the root cause of this.