KCSE 2017: Private schools shine in Mombasa as Light Academy emerges second best nationally


Mombasa, KENYA: Private schools in Mombasa County emerged top in the 2017 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination results released on Wednesday.

Light Academy located in Nyali, Mombasa emerged second best nationally and top in the Coast Region with 69.1 points. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan came in second in the Region and in Mombasa county with 59.0 points.

Memon Academy High School produced the top student in Mombasa County with 80 points.

There was no student in Mombasa County and the entire Coast region who made it to the top 100 students nationally list.

The schools from Mombasa county that made it to the top 100 schools nationally include: Light Academy; position 2 with 69.1 points, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan; position 49 with 59.0 points, Abu Hureira Academy; position 63 with 56.6 points and lastly Qubaa Muslim School; position 83 with 55. 3 points.

Light Academy Deputy principal Emre Bektas while addressing the media on Wednesday after the results were released, attributed their success to discipline, love, and prayers.

“It was teamwork, prayers, and cooperation. I thank my students, staff and parents for the impressive performance  that put Mombasa and Coast region high on the map.” Said Mr. Bektas.

Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Academy also had an impressive performance with their top student being a girl.

” We had to wait for hours before we got the results. We have nine A- and our top student is a girl out of the 215 students who sat for the exam.” Said the principal Suleiman Bwika.

A total of 615,773 candidates across the country sat for the KCSE exams which ended on November 29. The marking process encompassed 25 centers and was done between  17th of November to 17th of December.

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