It’s officially national exam season with The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams set to start on October 29, 2019, while The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams will kick off on November 4, 2019.
In the spirit of exam season, we gathered a list of some of your favourite celebrities and what they scored in their KCSE exams.
To start us off is;
Feted journalist Larry Madowo got a B-, a grade that had his relatives demanding that he repeats form four and ‘apply himself better’.
The ‘Steam’ singer studied at the prestigious Precious Blood Riruta and sored an A- although she was hoping for a straight A.
This ‘Selina’ show actress is the perfect definition of beauty and brains. She was index one while at Mama Ngina School and in Form 4 (KCSE) she was number 3 in Coast province.
Akothee managed to score a C+ while at Wasio Mixed Secondary school after dropping out at the tender age of 14 from Nyabisawa Girls to get married.
Amid claims that he had not sat for his KCSE exams, the controversial singer revealed that he scored a B+ though he was expecting an A.
He broke the news in a post that read, “Finally the day is here, KCSE. getting B+ is not a joke. Though I was expecting an A… anyway I accept what God has given me… thank you my fans for your prayers… zimework manze… I love you so much.”
The popular DJ scored an A- in KCSE and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science (second-upper division) from Kabarak University.
The Sauti Sol guitarist was a ‘choppie’ who scored an A in high school and joined Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT) to study Actuarial Science.
‘Chilobae’ as he is fondly called sat for his KCPE exams at Mutua Primary School in 1993 scoring 539 marks out of the possible 700.
The marks earned him a spot at St Joseph Boys High school in Kitale but he was forced to drop out due to financial constraints.
Luckily his aunt intervened and enrolled him at Friends Kwanza where he scored an A- .
DJ Joe Mfalme
Kenya’s most sought after DJ scored an A at Meru school but decided to pursue a course in Animation from the Shang Tao Media School of Digital Arts and Animation. He went against the wishes of his parents who wanted him to study law.
He scored a B- in KCSE at Allidina Visram High and joined Moi University to pursue an Engineering degree, he, however, dropped out after 3 years because he felt that school was a waste of time as his mind was set on Deejaying.
‘Sonko wa Masonko’ hitmaker scored a D+ at the New George’s School in Nairobi although she had set her sights on a C+ and above.