KCPE 2019 Results Released, Highlights.

The Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has officially released the 2019 KCPE results after briefing and getting a green light from President Uhuru Kenyatta.  The CS, Education Permanent Secretary Dr. Belio Kipsang, TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia, KNEC Chairman and CEO among many other stakeholders were present during the live release event.

A total of 1, 088 986 candidates sat for the KCPE 2019 exams which took place on Monday, October 28, 2019, and completed on Thursday 31st October,  the same week. This year’s top student Andy Michael Munyiri of Damacrest School in Thogoto, scored a total of 440 marks compared to last year’s 453 marks in which candidates Olive Mwea from Riara Group of Schools and Rawlings Odhiambo from Kakamega Hills School tied by scoring the same marks in all the subjects.

Three candidates tied in the second position with two of them coming from the public school and one from private. Flavian Onyango of Chakol Girls High School, June Cheptoo Koech of Sing’aro Girls and Sean Michael Ndung’u of Kitengela International scored 439 marks.

“I feel great, I did not expect this to happen but it’s been a journey and I would like to join Pangani High School. I want to pursue journalism or be an actress in the future depending on the kind of nurturing, the school I will be enrolled will give me,” said June Cheptoo Koech.

Highlights 2019

  • Top student scored 440 marks
  • 9,770 candidates scored 400 and above marks, a drop from last year’s 12,273.
  • Nairobi, Nakuru, and Kakamega are the top counties with the highest number of candidates who sat for the exams
  • 527,294 boys representing a percentage of 50.1 to 525,070 girls, 49.9% sat for this year’s exams.
  • A total of 2407 special needs students sat for the 2019 exams with the best scoring 414 marks. 211 candidates scored between 300 and 400 marks.
  • KES 8 Billion put aside to improve infrastructure in High Schools and Primary Schools in 110 Sub counties, 30 counties. CS Magoha promises accountability and value.
  • 9,000 scholarships to be provided. About a third of this will be given to children living in the city slums.
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Last Year, 2018.

  • Top student tied at 453 marks
  • Ikombe Primary­ School in Yatta – Machakos County emerged the top school by­ posting a Mean Score of 418 Marks.
  • 12,273 students had 400 marks and above.
  • 228,414 students had between 300 and 400 marks.

It is important to note that all students will be enrolled in secondary education. This is according to Prof. Magoha who reaffirmed that the President had given the Ministry very firm and quick instructions to do the placement as soon as possible.

To get the KCPE Results 2019, SMS your INDEX Number, followed by the word KCPE to 20076. You should be able to receive the feedback within 30 minutes.

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