Cheruiyot Dennis scores B- grade in KCSE exam despite getting 190 in KCPE
Cheruiyot Dennis, who scored 190 in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams four years ago, is among the most improved students after he scored a B- in the final secondary school exams.
Education CS George Magoha said Cheruiyot sat for his examinations at Kimargis Secondary School, a sub county level institution located in Bomet Central.
“He is assured, comfortably, of a university space,” Prof. Magoha said as he criticized the myth that failing in examinations means that a child cannot excel in future.
“There are students who had scored below 200 and they are going to university from sub-county schools. The so-called children who have flopped have passed well enough to join universities or Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions. Even a student with an A can choose to join a TVET course where he is sure he will get a job tomorrow,” he said.
Others on the most improved list are:
- Maluti Tom who had scored 199 in the KCPE exams but attained a B- grade in the Form Four national exams. He sat for his final secondary school exams at St. Teresa Bikeke Girls Secondary School, a sub-county level institution in Kitale.
- Kiptis Charity, who had scored 151 in her KCPE exams, attained a C+ .
- Sadera Senteiyo Shalvin from Oldekesi Secondary School in Narok had attained 168 in KCPE but got a B-
- Kamar Abdullahi Jamale from Habaswein Mixed Day Secondary School in Wajir had scored 163 in KCPE but attained a B-
- Musharaf Kerow Adan from Mandera Secondary had attained 137 in but got a C+
- Abdullahi Daud Maalim from Ademasajida Mixed Day Secondary School had scored 137 in KCPE but attained a C+
- Ruweitha Abdikadir Hassan from Hon Khalif Girls Secondary School had scored 193 in KCPE but attained B-
- Siololo Parmaari Joseph from Oldekesi Secondary School in Narok had scored 193 in KCPE but attained B-
According to Prof Magoha, the lesson from their radical KCPE improvement is that the government’s 100 per cent transition — that allows all candidates to progress to secondary school — is a game changer.
“If we can sustain the policy over the years, then we stand a chance of saving many academic lives of our children who would otherwise have fallen by the wayside on account of failing KCPE examination that is administered early in their lives,” he said.
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