All KCPE 2022 candidates will be admitted to form one, Education CS says

2022 KCPE results announced as Kenya plans to admit all candidates to form one

Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ezekiel Machogu has released the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results, with top candidates – Otieno Lewis Omondi Glen from St peters Mumias Boys Primary school and Fwaro Makokha Robinson of Christ the King Primary School in Bungoma –, scoring 431 marks out of 500.

In a live broadcast at Mitihani House today, the CS said a total of 1,233,852 pupils sat the 2022 KCPE exams. He noted that the government is aiming for “100% transition”, and all candidates will be admitted to form one as Kenya prepares to phase out the 8-4-4 system.

“The highest number of candidates were in the appropriate age bracket of 13 to 15 years, (885,162; 71.3%), a trend that has been replicated in the last five years,” Mr Machogu said, adding that the number of candidates who were 12 years and below declined from 33,627 (2.74%) in 2021 to 31,498 (2.53%) in 2022, an indication that parents and schools are on the right path as far s enrolling children in school at the right age is concerned.

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu.

Mr Machogu noted that while Baringo, Wajir, Kericho, Bomet, and West Pokot counties had the biggest number of candidates who were 12 years and below for the year 2022 KCPE exams, Garissa, Turkana, Kilifi, Kwale and Mandera counties had the highest percentage of candidates who were 18 years and above.

He said data analysis shows that more than half of all the candidates who sat the examinations  (619,583 or 50.22%) scored between 200 and 299 marks as compared with 578,106 (47.17%) who scored between the same marks in 2021

“We are very impressed with the KCPE examination class of 2022 for performing very well and raising the standards of the mean performance,” he said.

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