2018 KCPE candidates, all set to join Form One

President Uhuru Kenyatta receives 2018 KCPE results from Education CS Amina Mohammed at State House, Mombasa. Looking on is Knec chairman Prof. George Magoha. (Courtesy)

President Uhuru Kenyatta receives 2018 KCPE results from Education CS Amina Mohammed at State House, Mombasa. Looking on is Knec chairman Prof. George Magoha. (Courtesy)

Of the 1, 052, 364 candidates who sat for this year’s Kenya certificate of primary education (KCPE) examination, none of them will be left out of the Form one admission said education cabinet secretary Amina Mohamed. She said that all students who sat for this years KCPE examination will receive admission letters before the Christmas celebration after a selection process that begins on Monday which will be done on the same day for all categories.

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2018 KCPE results registered a good improvement compared to last years one where more candidates scored over 400 this year. In 2017 pupils who scored over 400 were 9,845 while this year, 12, 273 pupils scored over 400. This year, two pupils managed to score the highest 453 marks with a drop of 2 marks from last years highest grade. This year 527,294 boys sat for the exam while 525,070 girls sat in for the exam. Boys were noted to perform better in mathematics, science and religious subjects while girls did well in languages. Those who scored above 300 marks were 228, 414, while above 200 were 574, 927, above 100 were 234, 273 while 1277 scored below 100 marks.

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The CS noted that 2,495 special needs students sat for the exam with the highest scoring 446 marks beating; last years record of 426  marks. She concluded that if special needs kids are accorded with a fair and conducive environment, they will succeed.

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