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KCPE 2019: breaking down the numbers

On Monday, Cabinet Secretary of Education George Magoha released the KCPE 2019 results as the top candidate attained 440 marks.

Andy Michael Munyir led the lot followed by two females Flavian Onyango and June Cheptoo who tied alongside Sean Michael with 439 marks.

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More boys sat for the exams than girls with the number being 543,000 against 539,874.

The number of candidates who score more than 400 marks dropped 0.90% in 2019 from 11,559 in 2018 to 9,770.

The statistics were however different as those above 301 marks rose from 223,862 in 2018 to 243,320 in 2019.

Pupils between 201-300 marks were 566,886 while those between 101-200 were 262,307. 1,173 score below 100 marks.

Lamu, Samburu, and Isolo registered the lowest turnout in terms of registered candidates compared to Nairobi, Nakuru, and Kakamega who had the most number of candidates.

For the first time in history, no results were canceled as CS George Magoha hipped praise of female for putting up a challenge for boys for the second year in a row.

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