Karimwailu Primary School’s Mumo Faith is the top 2020 KCPE candidate in the country.
Mumo defied the odds and eventualities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic to score 433 marks out of 500 marks.
Announcing the national exam’s results on Thursday, April 15, Education CS George Magoha said the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates’ overall performance improved compared to 2019.
Public schools scooped ten out of the 15 slots of overall best candidates, with girls taking eight including the first three overall slots.
List of top KCPE candidates
- Mumo Faith Kawee – Karimwailu (433 marks)
- Wesonga Yvette — Nanzala Chogoria Girls (432 marks)
- Muriithi Angel Gakenia — Maseno Girls Boarding(432 marks)
- Wanyonyi Samuel Makhanu — Nzoia Sugar Co. (431 marks)
- Castro Williams — Crystal Hill Academy (431 marks)
- Tarus Chepkemboi Laureen – St Mathew’s Septonok (431 marks)
- Kipkirui Abiud — Lessos Hills Adventist (430 marks)
- Mwangi Margaret Waruguru – Karatina D.E.B (429 marks)
- Bernice Checed Omondi — Nairobi Primary (429 marks)
- Kiogora Joy Nkatha — Chogoria Girls (429 marks)
- Daniel Chris Mboya – Crystal Hill Academy (428 marks)
- Njenga Lowell Mwagambo — Emmanuel Springs Academy (428 marks)
- Jeff Mutugi — Fred’s Academy (428 marks)
- Polycarp Kiyondi Ombongi — Ober Boys (428 marks)
- Debrah Zawadi — Emmanuel Springs Academy (428 marks)
In line with the government’s 100% transition initiative, Prof. Magoha said that all the 1,187,517 candidates who sat for the exam will join secondary schools.
Among the total candidates, 590,450 were boys while 588,742 were girls.
“Female candidates performed slightly better than their male counterparts in English, Kiswahili and Kenyan Sign Language. Male candidates performed slightly better than their female counterparts in Maths, Science & Social Studies and Religious Education,” says CS Magoha.