Michael Munyiri tops KCPE with 440 marks

KCPE papers at a picking point./COURTESY
Andy Michael Munyiri of Damacrest schools in Thogotho,Kiambu county is the top candidate in the 2019 KCPE results.
Munyiri triumphed by  scoring 440 marks out of a total of 500 marks.
Releasing the 2019 KCPE results at the KNEC headquarters in Nairobi ,education cabinet secretary George Magoha said that three candidates tied in the second position whereby  two of the girls are from public schools namely;Flavian Onyango of Chakolo girls ,Cheptoo Koech of San’gwala girls central and Michael Ndun’gu  of Kitengela International school, scoring 439 respectively.
Magoha said that there was a fair balance in performance between public and private schools attributing the truimph to dedication by public school teachers.
The distribution of the grades were as follows:  9,770 candidates were in the brackert of 401 to 500 marks, 243,000 candidates were in the bracket of 301 to 400 marks  , above201 to  300 marks ,500 ,000 candidates were captured in this bracket.
On the other hand in the bracket of 101  to 200 marks 262 ,000 candidates were captured too.
The CS pointed that candidates with special needs totalling 2,497 candidates sat for their exams whereby  the  first candidate in this  category scored 414 marks,211 scored between 300 to 490 marks.
Magoha indicated that the government will provide 9,000 scholarships which the president directed that will  be directed to slum areas in the cities.
He pointed that cases of cheating is pretty low compared to yester years.
“None of the exam papers leaked, we didn’t  see any fake exam papers .”Magoha said 
He insisted that the government has set shs 8 billion to upscsle infruscture in 110 subcounties in bid to make sure that 100 percent of primary to secondary course transition is realised.
“Tommorrow we shall be on the ground ,by December , each child will know which school  she or he will go to. “The CS pointed.
A total of 1,088,986 candidates sat for KCPE exams