Mombasa, KENYA: Girls out performed boys in the 2016 KCSE results where a total of 16 girls made it in the top 20 candidates list, who scored high grades nationally.
Speaking when releasing the results in Mombasa on Thursday, Matiang’i said only 141 students managed to score straight A’s with girls dominating the top list.
A total of 577, 253 candidates sat for the examination across the country this year at 9,158 centers across the country.
There were 274,423 girls and 302,830 boys who sat for the exam, compared with 243,581 girls and 279,289 boys in 2015.
This number is higher than the 522,870 who sat for the examination last year, an increase of 54,383 candidates.
Matiang’i noted that some schools that registered more than 200 As in 2015 could not even produce 10 As giving a special mention to two schools that have showed impressive consistent KCSE results.
“Two schools stood out for posting consistent credible results; these are Alliance Girls High School and Kenya High,” Said Matiang’i.
Only 88,928 students scored grades between A and C+ in the 2016 KCSE exams with no irregularities reported;meaning all students will receive their results.
Earlier before releasing the results, Matiang’i handed over the results to President Kenyatta at State House Mombasa.
Speaking after receiving the report on Thursday, President Kenyatta directed the Ministry of Education to put in place effective plans to institutionalise the ongoing reforms in the sector to ensure sustainability and entrenchment.
He emphasised that there is no room for sliding back on the ongoing reforms, saying no effort should be spared in ensuring the ministry moves to safeguard proper utilisation of exchequer resources, and eradicate wastage and bureaucratic inertia that often lead to failure in the achievement of set targets.
Candidates can receive their results by sending their index number to 22252.