Coast schools miss top positions as Kenya high, Kapsabet boys shine

Education CS proffesor George Magoha. Secondary schools non-teaching staff have vowed not to go back to work until their dues are settled./COURTESY

None of the top 10 candidates in the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education ( K.C.S.E) came from the coast region.

While announcing the results on Wednesday, education CS professor George Magoha said Kapsabet boys produced the top candidate  Tony Wabuka who scored an A plain of 87.15 followed by Barassa Mary Njeri from Kenya High school who scored an A plain of 87.08.

Students from schools in the region were also conspicuously missing in the list of top 10 underage students which was led by Kizito Ezra Sikuta of Kapsabet boys.

The schools were also missing in the list of the top 10 best performers with special needs which was led by Shamala Collins of Aquinas high school who scored an A- .

1499 special needs candidates sat for KCSE in 2019.

Schools from the region were also missing in the list of  top 10 schools that scored the highest number of As with Kenya high (76),Kapsabet boys(49),Alliance high school(48),Moi girls Kabarnet (30 ) and Alliance girls high school (27) topping  the list.

However, Kwale and Taita Taveta counties are among the counties where a higher number of female candidates sat for KCSE.

A total of 699,745 students sat for the 2019 KCSE with 125,746 scoring a C+ and above.

Professor Magoha warned parents against scolding students who performed poorly saying the economy needed skills provided in TVET institutions.

“It is honorable to join TVET and provide services to the people.So I would like the children who have not been fortunate enough to join University to embrace TVET courses” Magoha said.