KNEC Dismisses Claims Nyambaria High School Topped 2023 KCSE

A photo of Nyambaria High School's main gate in Nyamira County.
A photo of Nyambaria High School's main gate in Nyamira County.
Willy Abuga

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) on Monday dismissed claims of Nyambaria High School topping the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.

KNEC flagged a post claiming that the school based in Nyamira County achieved a mean grade of A.

According to a viral post doing rounds on social media, the school attained a mean grade of A plain in all the subjects. The post was shared by Kenyans who were amazed by the performance, especially considering that the institution also did well in the previous year's exams

A post flagged by KNEC on January 8, 2023
A post flagged by KNEC on January 8, 2023

The results were also shared by Nyamira County Senator Okong'o Omogeni who congratulated the school for its alleged exemplary performance.

Notably, Nyambaria High School made headlines while exams were ongoing for alleged malpractices. In November, students chased away exam officials, complaining of intrusive searches.

The principal Charles Onyari was also suspended for allegedly being involved in exam irregularities.

However, despite dismissing the results, KNEC did not reveal the top school but called upon students to check their results on the portal,

Following the announcement of the 2023 KCSE results, schools, students, and parents across the country were seen celebrating the outcomes.

In the results, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu revealed that out of the 903,138 students registered, 3,685 did not sit for the exams. 

Some 450,675 female and 452,463 male students were registered for the national exams.

Of the students who sat for the exams, 1,216 scored straight As, more than those recorded in 2022.  Another 201,133 students scored above C+ (plus), qualifying to join the university.

Additionally, 7,254 students scored A-(minus), 18,078 scored B+, 36,728 attained Bs, 78,343 got C+ while 694,400 scored below C+.

CS Machogu has assured that there will be a 100 per cent transition to institutions of higher learning for all students.  

Ezekiel Machogu
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu
Ministry of Education