Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results for 2022 have been formally published by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu. According to him, this marks an improvement over last year’s performance.
Machogu announced the results at the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) offices in Nairobi on Friday, noting that 173,345 of the 881,416 candidates who took the KCSE exam in 2022 achieved the required C+ or higher for university admittance, up from 145,776 in 2021.
The Education noted that 1,146 candidates overall received a grade A in 2022 as opposed to 1,138 in 2021.
In the 2022 KCSE exam, 522,588 participants received a grade D+ or higher.
The CS also stated that the number of candidates earning an E on the KCSE exam in 2022 fell drastically, from 46,151 to 30,822.
“Despite the rise in candidates, it is encouraging to note that 30,822 (3.49%) candidates received an average grade of E in 2022 as opposed to 46,151 (5.56%) in 2021. This blatantly enables us to draw the conclusion that the majority of candidates received grades of greater caliber, “the CS remarked.
The remaining candidates are all qualified to enroll in TVET institutions, Teacher Training Colleges, Medical 24 Training Colleges, and other higher learning institutions for a variety of degrees, he continued.
In the 2022 KCSE exam, 190 candidates with special needs received a final grade of C+ or higher.
The CS said that, in terms of subject performance, 17 subjects had improvements compared to 11 in 2021, while the performance in four subjects did not change much this year.
Regarding test fraud, the CS stated: “I’m pleased to say we did not experience the kind of fraud there prior.”