Ezekiel Machogu, the education cabinet secretary, stated that the best student in this year’s Standard Eight exams scored 431 out of a possible 500 marks.
The best candidate scored 431 marks, according to CS Machogu, who made the announcement at the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results announcement on Wednesday, December 21.
He pointed out that this was an improvement over the 2021 exam, in which the top applicant received 428 points.
CS Machogu broke with convention by failing to name the leading contenders.
9,443 of the 1,233,852 applicants received marks between 400 and 500, according to the Ministry.
619,593 candidates achieved between 100 and 199 marks, while 307,756 students received between 200 and 299 marks.
724 candidates received scores ranging from 1 to 99.
In English, Kiswahili, and Kenyan Sign Language, female candidates outperformed their male counterparts, according to Machogu.
Candidates who were male outperformed candidates who were female in the subjects of math, science, and social studies as well as religion.
The individual schools will pick up the KCPE Examination results from the Sub County Education offices.
252 candidates in nine exam centers were found to have misbehaved, according to the Education CS.
However, the affected applicants’ overall mark will be computed less the point awarded in the relevant subject. These candidates have got zero points in the subjects in which they engaged in misconduct.
There were 1,244,188 applicants who registered to take the assessment. From November 28 to November 30, the tests were administered.
Before the 8-4-4 education system is completely phased out of the primary school curriculum the following year, this is the second-to-last edition of the KCPE exams.