Kenya Certificate of Primary Education was released yesterday by the Education CS George Magoha. 1,088,986 candidates sat for the examinations which began on October 28 and ended on October 31, 2019, in 27,000 centers. Overall, private academies outperformed the public school in results that the CS termed as remarkable improvements.
According to Kenya National Examination council data KNEC, about 9770 candidates scored 401 marks and above. A total of 243320 candidates scored between 301 and 400 marks, and those who scored between 101 and 200 marks were 262307 candidates. Only 1173 candidates posted marks ranging between one and 100.
CS Magoha announced that all the 1,088,986 candidates who sat for the 2019 KCPE examinations will all get slots in form one next year, and by 2nd December all the candidates will be able to know which school they are joining.
“In terms of the 100% transition, we have assured our children that all of them will have a place in secondary school. The government under the leadership of President Uhuru has given us firm instructions, to ensure fair, transparent and very quick placing of the children,” he said.
However, the issue of 100% transition still faces a myriad of challenges including poverty. Education PS Belio Kipsang said the government is working with other partners and has set aside Ksh8 Billion to improve infrastructure in some 110 sub-counties across 30 counties to accommodate all students. Magoha that about 9000 candidates from needy backgrounds would get sponsorships under the needy the Elimu Scholarship Programme and will and all the girls who will be selected under the program will supplied with free sanitary towels for the full period of their secondary transition.