BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,21ST DEC 2018-The name of pangani Girls high school has been lifted once again after Juliet Otieno a candidate who sat her Kenya Certificate of secondary education examinations KCSE this year emerged the top most candidate. Juliet scored a mean grade of 87.6 points
James Kanuna of Maseno School came second with Edward Otieno from Light Academy coming in Third.
The fourth student is Duncan Mwangi from Moi High School Kabarak, while the fifth is Humphrey Rasugu from Maseno school.
The results were released on Thursday by Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed.
In this year’s KCSE exams, 315 students had a mean grade of A, an improvement from 142 students in 2017.
“This improved performance can be attributed to a number of factors; first the ministry education mounted robust countrywide education quality dialogues in all the 47 County’s which gave all key policy agencies to sensitize education stakeholders on areas that needed urgent attention in delivering quality education,” she said.
Further Students with University level qualification of C+ and above hit 90,377 an increase compared to 70, 073.
Overall, girls performed better in six subjects that include English, Kiswahili, CRE, home science art and design as well as metal work.
Some 660, 214 students sat for the examination in 2018 majority being the boys.
Josephat Kamau from Murang’a County is the 2018 KCSE most improved student with an A- of 79.4 points. He had scored 278 marks in KCPE.
During the period, some 5 teachers were interdicted for attempting to leak the examinations while 6 masterminds of exam cheating were arrested.