KCPE 2023: Top candidate scores 428 marks

The top candidate for the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) scored 428 marks out of 500.

In an announcement by Education CS Ezekiel Machogu, only 8,525 candidates scored above 400 marks. 

“400 to 500 mark the number was 8,525 candidates which translates to a percentage of 0.60,” he said.

Those who score between 300 to 399 marks were 352,782 which was a 24.29%

“200 to 299 marks, the candidates who were in that category were 658,278, which was 48.49%,” Machogu said.

Those who scored between 100 to 199 marks were 383,025, while those who scored between 0 to 99 marks were 2,060 candidates.

This year’s exams attracted 1,4o6,557 million candidates.

The 2023 cohort was the last to sit the KCPE exams as the ministry works on phasing out the 8-4-4 curriculum.

Candidates, their parents, and guardians can access the results through the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) website, SMS platforms, county education offices and their respective schools.

For the SMS option, the candidates should send their index number, followed by the initials KCPE (in capital letters) to 40054 in order to access the results.

During release of the 2023 KCPE exams, KNEC CEO David Njeng’ere announced that Standard Eight learners who had registered for the 2023 KCPE exams but failed to sit will get a second chance in 30 days.

“The council shall organize for KCPE candidates who had registered but were unable to sit their exams, to do so after 30 days,” he said.

CS Machogu said the 9,354 candidates will be given special exams in January.

Njeng’ere noted that since 1985, 39 cohorts have sat the KCPE Examinations, with two major reviews being made on the assessment tests used.

Machogu confirmed that only two candidates for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination were involved in malpractice. 

Source: The star

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