Nairobi,KENYA:Zainab Zeinuddin and Muhammad Hassan Awadhan both of Aga Khan Primary school in Mombasa are among the top perfomers in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education -KCPE 2016.
Zeinuddin(Female) and Awadhan-Male- scored 415 and 422 marks respectively in the just released national examinations results.
Education CS Dr Fred Mr. Matiangi also said overall performance has dropped significantly compared to last year as minimal cases of cheating were recorded.
Dr Matiangi says that the top candidate got 439 marks compared to last year where the top candidate got 449 out of 500.
Odour Victor and Kevin Ngatia were the two top candidates nationally.
Mr. Matiang’I also said that the top candidate for disability candidates got 421 marks a scenario Dr Matiangi indicated that was remarkable.
He also noted that overall students who hit 400 marks dropped from 7,560 to 5,190 which are 31 percent.
The CS pointed that the selection of form one students exercise will kick off from 9th this month and form one students are supposed to report to their respective schools as from 9th January 2016.
He indicated that there were no cases of examinations leak in this years’ KCPE.
“There is no candidate whose marks are going to be cancelled” He declared.
Dr Matiangi also warned some schools in the private sector that split examination centre for their selfish gains indicating that the ministry will not tolerate such incidence.
“Some private schools have been registering two centres in one school. The issue is we know that school x has got 200 candidates so they choose to register students between candidates so they present us with 21 candidates separately. That nonsense must end now.”Dr Matiangi said
1.5 million candidates sat for 2016 KCPE exams.
Additional reporting by George Otieno