By Malachi Motano and Malack Obegi
Ministry of Education has officially released 2020 KCPE results with the top candidate scoring 433 marks out of 500.
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.
Mumo Faith from Kari Mwailu Primary School is the top student with 433 marks.
Other top candidates are:Wesonga Nanzala from Chogoria Girls Primary School of 432 marks.Muriithi Angel Gakenia – Maseno Girls Boarding School of 432 marks and Wanyonyi Samuel Makhanu of Nzoia Sugar Company Primary School – 431 marks.
“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,” said Magoha.
The CS noted that all the 1,179,192 candidates who sat the exam had qualified for admission to secondary school.
“As I have noted, we are today releasing results for 1,179,192 candidates who sat the examination in 28,460 centres across the country. All these candidates have qualified to be admitted to secondary schools. I congratulate them for this success,” added the Education CS.
Public schools produced 10 out of 15 best students nationally. Eight of the top 15 candidates are female.
Students can access their results by sending an SMS with the candidates index number followed by KCPE to 20076.