Education CS George Magoha on Monday, May 10 released the 2020 KCSE results at Mtihani House, Nairobi. Magoha announced that Simiyu Robinson Wanjala from Murang’a High School was the best candidate nationally scoring 87.334. Wasonga Allan Udoma and Sharon Chepng’eno came second with 87.173 points.
Here are the top 10 candidates:
1. Simiyu Robinson Wanjala, 87.334 – Murang’a High School
2. Wasonga Allan Udoma, 87.173 – Agoro Sare Secondary School
2. Sharon Chepng’eno 87.173 – Kenya High School
4. Muriasi Rob Ong’are 87.139 – Alliance High School
5. Mbugua Esther Washosh, 87.113 – Kenya High School
6. Kipkoech Mark Kogo, 87.106 – Alliance High School
7. Kenneth Oranga, 87.049 – Kabsabet High School
8. Henry Madaga, 87,046 – Maranda High School
8. Chepkorir Patience, 87.046 – Kenya High School
10. Musomba Edith, 87.013 – Machakos Girls High School
Magoha announced that the class of 2020 had improved as compared to the class of 2019. 893 students scored A plain as compared to 627 candidates in 2019.
143,140 qualified to join university after obtaining the minimum grade of C+ and above. This is compared to 125,747 in 2019.
The most improved candidate was Cheruiyot Bett Dennis who scored 140 marks in KCPE but managed to score a B- in KCSE.
The most improved schools include Kaaga Girls School in Meru, St Joseph Girls Kitale, Kisasi Secondary School and Oringo Boys High School.
CS Magoha noted that all 747,171 students would be enrolled to higher education, tertiary institutions through KUPPS.
“All students deserve a place in our education system,” Magoha stated.
Earlier, President Uhuru Kenyatta had received results from the Education ministry presented by Magoha flanked by Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, Early Learning and Basic Education PS Julius Jwan, and TSC CEO Nancy Macharia and her KNEC counterpart Mercy Karogo.
President Kenyatta congratulated the 2020 KCSE candidates for a great performance despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 and thanked the education sector stakeholders for the smooth administration of the examinations.
Karogo announced that 747,161 candidates sat the exam across 10, 567 examination centers. 31 subjects were examined in 77 papers.
She further added that the 25,135 national examiners who marked the exams showed exuberance and determination for completion of the exams within the stipulated timelines.
KNEC still noted that the council is still on course in rolling out the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) which will see the education apply the 2-6-6-3 curriculum instead of the current 8-4-4 system.
TSC CEO Nancy Macharia admonished the scams and cheating cases caught during the examination period. She noted that strict measures had been implemented to curb this menace.
“We must however be cautious of allegations of some teachers who were framed by the real examination crooks. We will thoroughly investigate the case where a teacher had a screenshot of the exam on her WhatsApp status,” she stated.
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