National schools accounted for 721 of the 893 students with grade ‘A’


National schools accounted for 721 of the 893 students with grade ‘A’

The atmosphere at the Alliance High School, on the day the KCSE 2020 results were released and on Tuesday, can be quite deceptive.

For this school, the stellar results posted this year of 77 plain A’s, 128 A – and a mean of 10.8557, is what staff tell us is simply a matter of the river returning to its course.

The school’s Chief Principal William Mwangi tells Citizen TV that this is an improvement from last year when the school registered 48 plain A’s and a mean of 10.1

“The school has a tradition of doing well. The students worked hard, however, this centre of excellence can be replicated in other schools,” Mr. Mwangi said.

At the Alliance Girls High School, not too far away, the celebration over their performance continues even as the school reopened.

The class of 2020 christened Hadassah had aspired to be the leading class nationally.

And with the circumstances of the pandemic, they still, according to the school’s principal Virginia Gitonga, ‘delivered’.

“They had 52 As, 123 A- and mean 9.92,” Virginia Gitonga, chief principal says. “We revised, we finished the syllabus early, every grade matters, people who didn’t get As should not give up.”

The Kenya High School which was ranked first nationally produced the leading female candidate and top 6 among Kenya’s 15 top candidates. The school had 53 As 102 A- and a mean of 10.3095.

Maranda High also had 48 A plain, 142 A- and a mean of 9.8, Kapsabet Boys also produced 65A’s ,133 A – and had a mean of 10.5312.

Maryhill High School In Thika, Kiambu posted 20 A plain, 120 A-minus and had a mean of 9.89.

At Light Academy, Nairobi, the triumph was palpable as the school emerged the most improved private school in the country.

Of 130 candidates 25 of them scored A plain, 36 A- with a 97% university transition rate and a mean of 10.053

Of the 893 A’s scored in the 2020 exam, almost all 721 were from students in public schools. With private schools scoring only 70 A’s

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