9,000 KCPE Candidates Out Of 993,718 Scored Above 400 Marks

The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education was released on Tuesday, November 21 where the best student scored 455 out of possible 500 marks.

The second best pupil followed closely with 477 marks from Kathigiri Public Boarding School in Meru County.

Pupil sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in October amidst political crisis. Photo: Nation

Minister of Education, Fred Matiangi, reported 9000 other pupils across the country scored above 400 marks

1,003,556 candidates had registered for the 2017 KCPE exams in 28,566 centres across the country.

However, 993,718 sat for the exams, according to Kenya National Examinations Council’s boss George Magoha.

Education CS, Matiang’i, said the number of absent candidates decreased compared to previous years.

Parents an candidates can get results by sending candidate’s index number to 22252.

This is the shortest time in Kenya’s history that the results have taken to be released.

The exams were marked by computers as indicated by the CS prior to their commencement.


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