Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, on Saturday, April 23, named 15 students who topped in the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
Speaking in Nairobi, Magoha announced that Jeriel Ndeda Obura of Mangu High School was the best student having scored 87.167 points.
He was followed by Mukuha Timothy Kamau of Alliance High School who scored 87.139 points and Job Ngara of Mangu High School (87.1 points).Students sit for a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) examFile
The best female student was Muendo Cicily Mutheu of Kenya High School as she registered a mean score of 87.086. Her counterpart, Pita Shekinah Wise scored 87.079 points.
Other top performing students were Chege David Kamau - St. Joseph Kitale (87.1), Ramadhan Musa Tepo - Light Academy(87.1), Ian Mwai Toyota - Kakamega High School (87.08).
Mshindi Daniel Ouma - Light Academy (87.06), Brenda Cherotich - Kipsigis Girls High School (87.06), Mugane Job Ngatia - Strathmore School (87.06), Pretie Ariona Adanga - Kapsabet Boys High School (87.05), Mutethia Caleb - Mangu High School (87.05), Abiyah Melanie Nelima - Kenya High School (87.04) and Maina Millicent Wamuru - Kenya High School (87.04).
The CS noted that the 15 were among 1,138 students who scored a mean grade of A in the examinations.
"There were 1,138 (0.14%) candidates who obtained an overall Grade A in the 2021 KCSE Examination compared to 893 (0.12%) candidates in 2020.
"The number of candidates with minimum university entry qualification of Grade C+ and above rose to 145,145 (17.49%) in the year 2021 KCSE Examination compared to 143,140 (19.03%) in 2020. The percentage of candidates with a mean grade of C+ and above has declined from 19.03 per cent to 17.49 per cent," The CS stated.
Here is a list of Top 15 students in the 2021 KCSE in order of their performance:
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