The Kenya Certificate for Primary Education results has been released with much praises poured to teachers.
Speaking at Mutihani House Nairobi, education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha said the teachers did an excellent work in this year’s KCPE in ensuring that pupils performs better.
The CS said there were minimal exam malpractices compared to previous years, courtesy of teacher’s collaboration.
Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia commended teachers for their unending efforts to support pupils and the ministry, adding that 99 per cent of them did their work during the examination period.
“TSC will soon recognize teachers who took extra ordinary steps to stop exam malpractices during this year’s examination period,” said MS. Maharia.
The CEO said that the commission has recruited 5000 secondary teachers and will add 10,000 interns to address the issue of teachers’ shortage.
“We are working on 2021/2025 CBA for improved terms for the teachers, as well as equipping the teachers to handle the CBC,” said the TSC boss.
The top student in the concluded 2019 KCPE is Andy Michael Munyeri from Damacrest School in Thogoto, who scored 440 marks.
Munyeri was followed by three other candidates who tied at position two with 439 marks. They include Flavian Onyango, June Cheptoo Koech of Sing’aro Girls and Sean Michael Ndung’u of Kitengela International.
1,088,986 candidates sat for the 2019 KCPE examinations which began on October 28 and ended on October 31, 2019, with a total of 527,294 boys (50.1%) and 525,070 girls (49.9 %) sitting for the examinations.
This year results record a drop in the number of candidates who scored 400 marks from 11,000 in 2018 to 9,770.
Boys performed better in Mathematics, Science and Social Studies as girls triumphed in languages including the Kenya Sign Language.
Candidates can check their results by sending their index number followed by the word KCPE in capital letters to sms short code 20076.