The Ministry of Education has officially released the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results as CS George Magoha confirmed that the overall performance improved compared to 2019.
The CS noted that even though the overall performance improved, the mark of the highest candidate dropped from 440 in 2019 to 433 in 2020.
“Overall performance improved compared to 2019. Although the mark of the highest candidate dropped from 440 to 433 in 2020, the mean average performance and quality of grades for all candidates is higher.
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For example, whereas 1,393 candidates scored between 01 and 99 marks in the 2019 KCPE, that number went down to only 307 in the 2020 KCPE. This was an indicator that most candidates scored better grades than the previous year.” Said the Education CS
In terms of gender, female candidates performed better than their male counterparts in English, Kiswahili and Kenyan sign language.
Males candidates performed better than their female candidates in Maths, Science and social studies and Religious Education.
“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.
Five papers recorded an improvement in performance in the year 2020 KCPE2020 when compared to 2019. These are: English Composition, Kiswahili Lugha, Kenyan Sign Language Objective, Mathematics and Religious Education.
20 counties registered more female than male candidates: Isiolo, Meru, Vihiga, Kakamega, Busia, Nairobi, Kwale, Elgeyo Marakwet, Siaya, Tharaka Nithi, Kisii, Kisumu, Bungoma, Kilifi, Lamu, Bomet, Mombasa, Uasin Gishu, Makueni and Migori.” Said CS Magoha.