School Where All Candidates Got Over 400 Marks

  • Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i on Tuesday released the 2017 KCPE results at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).

    The top student was Goldalyn Kadiya of St Anne Junior Lubao, Kakamega County who scored 455 marks.

    In Meru County, little-known Fred's Academy was celebrating impressive results after all 55 candidates scored above 400 marks.

    [caption caption="Fred's School"][/caption]

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, the school's director, Mr Fred Mutwiri, stated that the top student at the school was Isaac Gitonga Mutuma who got 433 marks.

    He confirmed that all the other candidates got over 400 marks, bringing the school's mean score to 419 marks.

    Mutwiri attributed the impressive results to a hardworking team of teachers and students who were always willing to go an extra mile.

    The school is set to send all its students to national schools after CS Matiang'i confirmed that all candidates who managed 400 marks and above would join national secondary schools whether they sat the tests at a private or public exam center.

    The results were announced two weeks earlier than last year's as marking was fast-tracked by optical machines.

    The 20 new scanning machines, bought by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) at a cost of Sh90 million, replaced 20 old scanners bought more than 17 years ago.

    Form One selection will start on December 4 and placement is expected to be completed by December 12.

    [caption caption="CS Fred Matiangi and ICT CS Joe Mucheru"][/caption]