Pangani Girls produces best KCSE student for second year running


Pangani Girls produces best KCSE student for second year running

In Summary

  • Seven international examination boards took part as part of efficient grading.
  • More than 80,000 teachers took part in the whole examination process.
  • A total of 82,000 personnel were deployed among them 19,756 security officials manning exam centres and 1800 others manned storage facilities.

A girl has, for the second year running, emerged top in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam that the government hailed as cheating free.

Juliet Irene Otieno from Pangani Girls High School in Nairobi was named the the top student after scoring an A plain with  a mean grade of 87.64.

In 2017, another Pangani Girls student, Karimi Naomi Kawira topped the KCSE list with A grade of 87.011 marks.

However, the boys dominated the top 10 list that only has three girls; Nel Christine (Alliance Girls High School), Moraa Sharleen (Moi Girls School Nairobi).

While making the announcements from the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) headquarters, Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed also noted an improvement in the overall performance in this year’s exam compared to last year.

A total of 315 students attained the highest grade, A plain, up from 142 candidates in 2017.

A total of 90,377 attained the minimum university entry grade of C+ up from 70,073 in 2017.

The CS further intimated that there was no exam leakage in this year’s exam.

Also present was KNEC Chairman George Magoha who commended President Uhuru Kenyatta for according the exam council independence which he said allowed them to work without interference.

Marking of the exam started in Nairobi and its environs immediately after the conclusion of the tests on November 28,2018.

A total of 660,204 candidates sat this year’s KCSE examinations.

Seven international examination boards took part as part of efficient grading.

More than 80,000 teachers took part in the whole examination process.

A total of 82,000 personnel were deployed among them 19,756 security officials manning exam centers while another 1,800 manned storage facilities.

The top 10 students in the 2018 KCSE are;

  1. Juliet Irene Otieno from Pangani Girls High School
  2. Karuna James – Maseno School
  3. Edwin Otieno Ouko- Light Academy
  4. Kamweru Mwangi Duncan Ian- Moi High School, Kabarak
  5. Humphrey Rasugu- Maseno School
  6. Nel Christine -Alliance Girls High School
  7. Njenga Brian Ndung’u- Mang’u High School
  8. Osogo Wesley-Alliance High School
  9. Moraa Sharleen-Moi Girls School Nairobi
  10. Allan Ochieng – Maranda High School

 

 

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