Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has released the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary School Education (KCSE) results.
Speaking from Mtihani House on Monday, CS Magoha said Simiyu Robinson Wanjala is the top student scoring a mean of 87.3447 and was one of 893 students who scored A plain of 747,171 students who sat for their exams after nearly a year of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic which was an improvement from 627 candidates who got the same grade in 2019.
At the same time, 143,140 students scored C+ and above in 2020, accounting for 19.0 percent compared to the 125, 747 students who attained similar grades in 2019.
The most improved candidates are Cheruiyot Dennis, 190 in KCPE, B- now, Maluti Tom, 199 in KCPE, B- in KCSE, Kiptis Charity, 151 in KCPE, C+ in KCSE
287 results have been cancelled.
He said that all the 747,161 students who sat the exam will be absorbed in universities, colleges as well as TVET institutions.
Bungoma County had the highest number of underage candidates while Turkana County had the highest number of overage candidates.
Top 10 students in the country are:
- Simiyu Robinson Wanjala-87.334
- Wasonga Allan-87.173
- Sharon Jepgeno-87.173
- Rob Ongare-87.173.
- Mbugua Esther- 87.113
- Kipkoech Mark- 87.106
- Kenneth Orange- 87.049
- Henry Madaga- 87.046
- Patience Chepkorir- 87. 046
- Musomba Edith- 87.013
Education CS George Magoha has said schools that have opened for the 2020 third term on Monday 10th May will close on July 10, 2021.
Ccandidates for the 2021 KCSE and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams will sit for their papers in March next year.
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) boss Nancy Macharia who spoke during the release of 2020 KCSE results has called for more teachers to take up the COVID-19 vaccine.
Mrs Macharia said 151,494 teachers have been vaccinated as of May 9 and encouraged more teachers to follow suit as she added that the commission will do everything possible to ensure that Kenyan teachers have healthy lives.