5 Promises CS Magoha Made to KCPE 2019 Candidates, Parents

  • Education Cabinet Secretay George Magoha at KNEC headquarters, Nairobi on Monday, November 18. File Simon Kiragu
  • Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on Monday, November 18 released the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination results.

    The release of the national examinations came barely 17 days after 1,088,986 pupils took part in the annual exercise.

    While releasing the KCPE results, Magoha promised the parents of KCSE candidates and the pupils who sat for the exam, a bagful of goodies ahead of the Christmas festivities.

    Pupils during the 2017 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations.
    Pupils during the 2017 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations.

    In the Monday afternoon press conference, Magoha stated that parents would know the secondary schools to which the KCPE candidates would be placed in by December 2.

    Magoha further added that the Form One selection process was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, November 19.

    "By December 2, every child who sat KCPE 2019 will know what school they will join. Ksh 8 Billion has been put to improve infrastructure in high school and primary school," he announced.

    Another promise the former Knec CEO gave was that the government would roll out secondary school scholarships for pupils from 30 disadvantaged counties.

    Magoha stated that President Uhuru Kenyatta had directed his ministry to also provide scholarships to learners residing in disadvantaged areas such as slums, arid and semi-arid areas. 

    The Education CS also stated that the government would avail textbooks of grade four pupils to all public schools before December 17.  

    He expressed delight at the results that showed girls were competing more favourably better with boys as compared to the previous year with a male candidate emerging the best performer.  

    "The top candidate was Master Andy Michael Munyiri 440 of Damacrest Schools in Thogoto, 3 candidates tied in the second position, Flavian Onyango of Chakol girls, June Cheptoo Koech of Sangalo central primary school and Sean Michael Ndung'u of Kitengela International school scoring 439 marks," Magoha revealed.

    KNEC acting executive officer Mercy Karogo at KNEC headquarters in Nairobi on Monday, November 18.
    KNEC acting executive officer Mercy Karogo at KNEC headquarters in Nairobi on Monday, November 18.