KCPE performance dips as top candidate scores 437 marks

KCPE performance dips as top candidate scores 437 marks

The best candidate in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) scored 437 out 500 marks.

Releasing the 2016 KCPE results, Education Cabinet Secretary, Dr Fred Matinag’i, said that the best candidate in this year’s exam could not make it in top 90 last year.

“The top candidate this year scored 437 marks, which is a significant drop compared to 449 marks scored by the top candidate last year,” announce the CS.

A total of 5,190 candidates scored 400 marks and above, a 31% drop from last year where 7,560 candidates scored 400 marks and above.

The top student countrywide, Oduor Victor Odhiambo, was a student at Daisy Special School for Physically Handicapped and Vocational Training.

The 15-year-old could not hide his joy after receiving his results. Parents, teachers, pupils assembled at the school where they celebrated his performance before taking to the streets of Kakamega to celebrate this success.

Victor says he got to know about his results through his sister who received them through the Short Message Service.

He said that his dream is to become a medical doctor in the future.

Among the best performing candidates as received by Citizen Digital include:

Oduor Victor Odhiambo – 437

Kevin Ngatia – 436 (Tender Care Academy – Komarock)

Tracy Khalai – 417 (DEB Bungoma Primary)

Titus Anyona Ogongo – 434 (Marel Academy)

Caroline Gatwiri – 434 (Fred’s Academy Meru)

Beavon Morigori – 427 (Set Green Hill Academy)

Faith Joseph Mokeira – 424 (Set Green Hill Academy)

Kevin Mutua – 432 (Tender Care Academy)

Florence Akoth – 430 (Tender Care Academy)

Brandon Chisika – 428 (Tender Care Academy)

Sofia Galm – 428 (Tender Care Academy)

Trevor Kenei – 426 (Tender Care Academy)

Mary Wambui – 406 (Bridge International Academy, Malaba)

Vitalis Wekesa – 404 (Bridge International Roadblock, Eldoret)

Boniface Opumbi – 400 (Bridge International Academy, Picadilly)

Anita Terry – 430

Lewis Mutwiri – 429

Mugendi Emmanuel Muthomi – 429

Beverly Kwekwe – 427

Yvonne Chepkirui – 425

Ndungu Thairu Edward- 425

Mwebia Dickson Gitonga-423

Boit Brandon Kipkorir – 422

Waweru Joseph Mutuota – 422

Mbogo Justin Njoroge – 422

Waweru Stacy Ruth – 421

Muriu Doreen Wairimu – 420

Additional reporting by Fidel Abaja

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