Kenya Hails 'Exemplary Performance' in Senior Certificate Exams

The number of candidates who scored Grade A in the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exams has almost doubled, rising to 627 from 315 in the 2018 exams. Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said the 699,746 candidates who sat for the national exam registered an exemplary performance, with 125,746 attaining the minimum university level qualification. An analysis by the Nation publication in Kenya, however, suggests that more than a third of candidates failed to attain grades that would allow them to pursue professional courses.

Teachers at Elburgon Secondary School download the KCSE 2019 exam results on December 18, 2019.

Eveline Wambui Mwangi of Mahiga Girls High School is hoisted high in celebrations at Thunguri village in Nyeri on December 18, 2019 after she scored a mean grade of B+ in the KCSE exams. She was among candidates with special needs who scored highly.

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