Education CS George Magoha on Thursday, April 15, released the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) at Mtihani House in Nairobi.
During the press briefing, Magoha noted that the overall performance in 2020 improved compared to that of 2019.
The top candidate, Mumo Faith Kawi scored 433 compared to 440 marks scored by the best 2019 candidate.
Wesonga Yuvet Nanzala and Murithii Angel Gakenia who tied with 432 marks, followed by Samuel Wanyonyi 431, Castro William 431, Maureen Tarus 431, Abiud Kipkurui 430, Margaret Mwangi 430, Dennis Omondi 429, Joyce Nkatha 429.
1,179,182 million candidates sat the KCPE exam between March 22 and March 24, 2021.
The administration of KCPE 2021 examinations was done in a unique manner bearing in mind that the world was facing the Covid-19 pandemic and Kenya’s school calendar was destructed.
“It is the first time that we are releasing results of KCPE in April. And it’s the first time we release the results when our country is busy managing the effects and spread of Covid-19,” Magoha stated.
Further, he stated that the results were commendable and congratulated the teachers for their outstanding work.
He added that all the students would transition to secondary school, adding that form one selection would take place on May 28, 2021.
The CS stated that students from needy backgrounds would give 9000 scholarships from students in needy backgrounds.