5 students who failed KCPE shine four years later in KCSE


5 students who failed KCPE shine four years later in KCSE
Education CS Amina Mohamed speaking during the release of the 2018 KCSE Exams at KNEC headquarters on December 21, 2018.

In Summary

  • Josphat Mwangi Kamau of Mioro Secondary school scored 278 marks in KCPE but changed his fortunes bagging a mean grade of A- in his KCSE.
  • Coming in second was followed by Kyulu Richard who managed a meager 257 marks in KCPE but came out with a B+.
  • The third most improved student was Maingi George Mburu who scored 279 marks but managed an impressive B+.

A famous proverb goes thus; “Fall down seven times, stand up eight” and while it may sound cliche, it is a very novel piece of advice as five students who sat their KCSE this year proved.

The five students received a special mention from Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed for having reversed their academic fortunes.

All the five students – who happen to be male – failed at the Primary school level but four years later proved that failing in KCPE is no reason to see them fail in Secondary school.

“This year, we have gone a step further to conduct an analysis of how individual candidates have performed in the KCSE relative to their performance in KCPE four years ago,” said CS Amina.

“Our aim is to show the value add to candidates by schools depending on how much they actually improved.”

The most improved candidate was Josphat Mwangi Kamau of Mioro Secondary school, a sub-county school in Mathioya, Murang’a County who scored 278 marks in KCPE but changed his fortunes bagging a mean grade of A- in his KCSE.

Coming in second was followed by Kyulu Richard who managed a meager 257 marks in KCPE but came out with a B+.

The third most improved student was Maingi George Mburu who scored 279 marks but managed an impressive B+.

Wambui James Kamau was the fourth most improved student. In his KCPE exam, Kamau brought in a measly 186 marks but that is deeply in his past having managed a standing ovation deserving mean grade of B-.

Rounding off the most improved list is Cheruiyot Gideon who managed just 209 marks in KCPE but ended up scoring a B.

“This is clear evidence that candidates who may perform poorly in KCPE can perform excellently in KCSE despite low marks they achieved 4 years previously,” said CS Amina.

“This provides clear evidence that the Government’s 100 transition policy is brilliant and that it will give a second chance to candidates who would have lost out in the KCPE but will be able to realise their full potential.”

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