No KCSE Awards in Busia after performance drop

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Grace Ekirapa, the top girl in Busia County in 2015 KCSE Exams with an A plain, holding a tablet she received from her school, Kolanya Girls for her exemplary performance
Grace Ekirapa, the top girl in Busia County in 2015 KCSE Exams with an A plain, holding a tablet she received from her school, Kolanya Girls for her exemplary performance

Busia County managed only 15 A minuses in the 2016 KCSE exams and as a result no special awards will be handed out as before. KNUT has called for the cancellation of the results, saying due process wasn’t followed in the marking of the exam papers.

With As becoming elusive in the entire County, Purity Adhiambo of Lwanya Girls in Matayos Sub County emerged the best girl in the county with an A- of 77 points.

The County has been awarding laptops to all students who scored A plain. 10 students who scored A plain were the beneficiaries in the 2014 KCSE exams and four in the 2015 exams.

County Chief Officer for Education and Vocational Training Joel Barua said no awards will be given since no candidate scored an A per the policy guidelines.

“We have been awarding as per the Governor’s proposal. We shall relocate the funds for other use in the department,” he said.

Faith Nafula of St. Joseph’s Chakol Secondary, Muhanga Linda Mgoi and Imbwaga Musimbi Shantel of Nangina shared the second position with A- of 75 points each.  Only four girls scored A- compared to 11 boys.

Martin Okiya of Moding in Teso North was the best male candidate in the county with an A- of 77 points. Juma Pravison from Nambale Boys, Josephat Wandera (Nambale Urban) and Nundu Oduori Antony of Butula Boys were joint second with 76 points.

William Mukanda of Nambale Boys, Edwin Echosit Papai (Fr Okodoi), Robert Maclean (Sigalame) and Ochieng Japheth Okoyo (Butula Boys) took third position with A- of 75 points. Ojiambo Ouma Titus (Nanderema Boys), Oluoch Ely Odhiambo ( Butula Boys) and   Brian Omuse (Kamuriai Secondary) tied in the fourth position with A- of 74 points.

 

Only 141 candidates scored a mean grade of ‘A’ in the 2016 exams, down from 2,685 in 2015. No candidate scored ‘A’ in English for the first time in KCSE history.