Education CS Fred Matiang’i has just released the results of the 2017 Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) at the Nairobi school.
The Cs also said that there were 40 teachers who were involved in exam irregularities and will consequently be deregistered.
Consistency in Performance
Out of the 615,773 who sat for the 2017 KCSE, 142 students recorded straight As one margin up from the 141 recorded in 2016.
Matiang’i, however, noted that there has been a drop in the number of students that sat for 2017 KCSE who have met university requirements.
Improved Performance In Mathematics And English
According to the CS, there has been a significant improvement, particularly in mathematics and English subjects.
FEMALE CANDIDATES PERFORMED BETTER KCSE 2017
Female candidates have also performed better than their male counterparts.
“In six subjects particularly, female students have performed way better than male students and even out of the schools that have performed very well, most of them are girl’s school.
Matiang’i has singled out Pangani girls as the most improved school in overall.
BEST STUDENT KCSE 2017
The best student in the 2017 KCSE is also female, Karimi Naomi Kawia from Pangani girls who scored a mean grade of 87.01 followed by Sharon Chepchumba (86.83) Moi High School Eldoret, and Kamau brian Maina (86.57) from Alliance Highschool.
Other schools that were commended for exemplary performance is Kenya High and Alliance Girls.
RESULTS OF 10 SCHOOLS WITHELD
Knec has withheld results of 10 schools over irregularities.
“one of these schools is a private school we deregistered ” Matiang’i said.
SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TO BE COVERED BY NHIF
As part of the president’s Big Four action plan, President Kenyatta directed Matiang’i to work with the Ministry of Health to enroll all 3 million secondary school students into the NHIF programme with effect from January 2018.
Mr Kenyatta also asked the Teachers Service Commission to reward principals, schools and subject teachers who excelled to encourage high performance.
A total of 615,773 candidates registered for the tests that were done in 9,350 centres between November 6 and 29.