The best student of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination has been traced.
Goldalyn Kakuya is the top candidate in the 2017 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams with 455 marks out of a possible 500.
Goldalyn is from St Ann Junior Academy, Lubao, a mixed primary school in Kakamega County.
She scored 99 marks in English, 85 in Mathematics, 99 in Kiswahili, 88 in Science and 84 marks in Social studies.
Photos of Goldalyn Kakuya celebrating:
There could be a tie at the top position following reports indicating that Valerie Moraa of Laikipia Airbase in Laikipia county also has 455 marks.
This is a remarkable improvement from last year’s top score of 437 marks registered by Victor Oduor Odhiambo of Daisy Special School, also from Kakamega.
Speaking while releasing the results at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i attributed the improvement to the strict guidelines in schools and the way the exams were administered.
He stated that 9,846 pupils managed to surpass the 400 mark and that all candidates from both public and private institutions who scored above 400 marks will be placed in national schools.
He noted that no malpractice was recorded thus everyone who sat for the exam would access their results.
KNEC stated that the quick release of the results was because of the automated Optical Mark Recognition machines that fast-tracked the marking process.
[caption caption="Wilson Sossion and CS Matiang'i"][/caption]
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