KCSE results released as performance drops

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Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang'i has insisted TV stations that were off-air will remain shut down
Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang'i has insisted TV stations that were off-air will remain shut down

KCSE 2016 results were officially released by Education CS Fred Matiang’i, with a clear slump in performances as compared to the previous years. Only 15.41% of KCSE candidates scored between A and C+, that is 88,928 candidates, with 141 students scoring straight A’s, 4645 got grade A minus, and 10975 candidates scored B+. “This is a true reflection of the candidates’ results without manipulation and massaging of the results,” said Education CS Fred Matiang’i as he announced the results in Mombasa.

He pointed out that candidates who scored between grade A and C+ will be absorbed into universities. Among the top 20 candidates, 16 were girls, as the CS highlighted two schools that have posted consistent positive results, “Two schools have been consistent with the number of candidates who got grade A, Alliance Girls High School and Kenya High,” said Matiang’i.

He reiterated the statement he made concerning the KCPE 2016 results, that no candidate will miss his results for the KCSE 2016 exams, “All candidates will get their KCSE results, no results were cancelled. We registered credible results, but we still have a lot of work to do to encourage our colleagues to do the right thing,” said CS Matiang’i.

According to the CS, technology came in handy in handling the exams, “We were able to stream the results to the central server system, we need to embrace technology,” he said.

Education CS Fred Matiang’i was quick to acknowledge efforts by the president to streamline the ducation sector, “I sincerely want to thank the President for being steadfast in having a central focus in the education system,” adding that the year has been long and challenging.

The CS pointed out that the education changes in the country haven’t been made in many other countries, saying that the country is building a reputation as education leaders.