Simiyu Robinson Wanjala from Murang’a High School in Murang’a County tops in KCSE 2020 with 87.334points.
According to the education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha 893 candidates scored A plain while 223 candidates with special needs obtained C+ and above.
CS Magoha announcing from Mtihani house said the results were for the 747,171 students who sat for their exam after a nine months break due to the global corona Virus pandemic, as the 2020 candidates said to perform better than the 2019 candidates.
Bungoma is the leading county in the country in the number of candidates who did their exams while at the hospital after delivery at 43 candidates, Meru 38, Nakuru 36 Nandi and Kisii among them mentioned by the CS, with a total number of 652 candidates sitting for exams after delivery.
The CS called on government officials together with parents to fight the menace and finding out the root cause of high numbers of pregnant girls in schools, adding that it is a collective responsibility, with the closure of schools for 9 months being the root cause.
“We have noted that the number of cases of candidates sitting for exams after delivery went up in 2020 and this could be attributed to the long closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those candidates waiting to join form one in July to have something to do,” said CS Magoha.
Last year, the number of teenage pregnancies recorded was high with Bungoma and Kakamega counties topping the least over the lockdown period.
Prof. George Magoha has urged parents to teach their girls' matters behavior.
“Girls of my age carried themselves with dignity, weren’t they humans? So why do we have cases of girls delivering while doing their exams? Dear parents teach your girls to behave. They can control their feelings,” said CS Magoha.
287 results have been canceled, 211 students according to the CS Magoha, had unauthorized materials, including writings on white shirts, and 45 mobile phones were confiscated during the exam period.
Bungoma County also had the highest number of underage candidates with Turkana County having the highest overage candidates.