By Francis Kaivilu
Buluma Wabuko Tony from Kapsabet Boys was this year’s top student in KCSE exams with 87.159 points. Buluma was closely followed by Barasa Maryane Njeri from Kenya High school with 87.087 points.
Announcing the results on Wednesday at KNEC headquarters, Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha said that this year’s performance had improved compared to the previous years.
Among the subjects that Magoha said had a general improvement were Kiswahili, Biology, English, Physics and Chemistry.
While announcing the results the Cs stated that 627 students had scored A plain compared to last year’s 315.
Compared to last year’s 3,418 students who scored A-, 5,796 students scored the latter this year.
Professor Magoha notably said that there was an improvement on the number of students who scored a minimum university entry grade citing that a total of 125,746 candidates scored above C+.
The education Cs said KCSE results of 1,309 candidates were cancelled due to exam malpractices. However no exam leakage case was reported.
Top Ten schools with the highest number of ‘As’ in 2019 KCSE
🔸 Kenya High – 76
🔸 Kapsabet Boys High School – 49
🔸 Alliance High School – 48
🔸 Moi High School, Kabarak – 30
🔸 Alliance Girls High School – 27
🔸 Mary Hill Girls High School – 25
🔸Maseno School – 23
🔸 The Nairobi School – 23
🔸Mang’u High School – 23
🔸Moi Girls High School, Eldoret – 21
A total of 699,745 candidates sat this year’s KCSE exams. 49 percent were female and 51 percent were male.