Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams results were released by Education CS George Magoha on Monday afternoon.
Andy Michael Munyiri of Damacrest Academy, Thogoto, emerged top with 440 marks, one mark above June Cheptoo, Flavian Onyango and Michael Ndungu who tied at 439.
Munyiri expressed his joy after the results stating his surprise for topping this year’s class.
“I give credit to my teachers because they are the ones behind all the preparations,” Munyiri said.
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On her part, Munyiri’s mother praised her son’s achievement while noting that it’s his commitment and teachers’ effort that saw him emerge top.
“The joy that I have now is making me sweat. I was overjoyed and I thanked God,” she said.
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While releasing the exams at Mtihani House Nairobi, CS Magoha noted that the number of candidates who managed 400 marks and above dropped from 11,559 in 2018 to 9,770.
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Magoha stated that the government is in collaboration with external stakeholders give sponsorship to 9000 best performing candidates in the 2019 KCPE exams.
“Originally, we had intended to give these scholarships to 30 disadvantaged sub-counties, but in his wisdom this afternoon, the president has directed that part of those 9,000 scholarships must go to the cities,” said Prof George Magoha.
“We shall, therefore, ensure that we get a formula whereby a quarter of them go to the slums in Mombasa, Nyeri, Kisumu, Nairobi and other cities” he added.
For candidates, to get the scores, send INDEX NUMBER, followed by KCPE to 20076.
The KCPE registered a total of 1,088,986 candidates: 527,294 male candidates and 525,070 female.
Females did better in English, Kiswahili and Sign Language while their male counterparts performed better in Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.