The Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha yesterday, 18th November 2019, announced KCPE 2019 results for the 1,088,986 candidates.
The announcement of the KCPE 2019 results has come 18 days after candidates sat for the examination which is sooner than was witnessed in 2018.
The top student in the KCPE 2019 is Andy Michael Munyiri of Damacrest Academy, who scored 440 marks out of 500 and was closely followed by Flavian Onyango, June Cheptoo and Michael Ndung’u who all scored 439 marks in the second position.
The number of students who scored above 400 marks is 9, 770 which is a drop from last years’ 11, 559 according to CS Magoha.
KCPE candidates who scored between 301 and 400 marks are 243, 320, those that scored between 201 and 300 were 566, 886 while 262,307 candidates scored between 101 – 200 as 1,173 candidates scored 100 marks and below.
Nairobi, Kakamega and Nakuru Counties recorded the highest number of registered candidates while Lamu, Isiolo, and Samburu Counties recorded the lowest number of candidates who sat the KCPE exams in the 2019 results.
CS Magoha also revealed that 18 counties had recorded the highest number of girls who sat the KCPE 2019 exams as compared to male candidates.
Bungoma, Bomet and Kericho Counties have recorded the highest number of underage candidates registered in 2019 KCPE as Turkana, Garissa, and Kilifi recorded the highest number of candidates who were above 19 years.
CS Magoha also revealed that the number of registered Special needs candidates in the 2019 KCPE was 2407 with the top candidate scoring 414 marks while 211 candidates scored between 200 and 300 marks.
The Education CS has noted that all the 1,088,986 candidates will join secondary schools in the 100 percent transition.
The Education CS also announced that 9,000 scholarships will be given to KCPE top performers to ease the transition, especially for the needy cases. The CS noted that by December 2, all the candidates would know the secondary schools they would join.