The 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results officially released Thursday show that 1,179,192 candidates sat the examination in 28,460 centers across the country.
While the top candidate, Faith Mumo of Kari-Mwailu School, scored 433 marks out of 500, it is important to note that 8,091 scored more than 400 marks compared to 9673 in 2019. Yvette Wesonga and Angel Gakenia of Chogoria Girls and Maseno Girls boarding school respectively tied at position two with 432 marks.
According to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, the learners performed better amidst Covid-19 pandemic that put them in a tight corner for several months. Last year’s examination was different as people abreast with education sector had projected dismal performance. But now it seems the millions of candidates are on the right path.
“All these candidates have qualified to be admitted to secondary schools. I congratulate them for this success,” said Magoha
Magoha said that schools will reopen for third term on May 10, 2021 for all classes as earlier scheduled except grade four and form one. Additionally, form one selection exercise for all categories of schools will commence from May 28, 2021.
“We are hopeful that we will open as scheduled although we continue monitoring the country’s COVID-19 situation and the schools’ preparedness to adhere to all Ministry of Health guidelines of managing the virus,” he said.