List of Top Pupils in KCPE

List of Top Pupils in KCPE 2024: KNEC Performance Analysis, Education CS Ezekiel Machogu Remarks

The top pupil in KCPE 2023 scored 428 marks out of the possible 500 marks. Education CS Ezekiel Machogu confirmed the outcome while releasing the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) on Thursday.

Machogu directed candidates to check their exam results by sending their Index Number followed by the initials ‘KCPE’ to the SMS Code 40054.

Top Pupil in KCPE 2023

The leading pupil Michael Warutere from Riara Springs Academy scored 428 marks.

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In his speech, CS Machogu noted that the exam is the last of its kind under the now defunct 8-4-4 curriculum.

In his speech, Machogu emphasized the need to embrace the progressive Competence Based Curriculum.

The CS Machogu further stated that over 1.4 million candidates who sat for the 2023 exams will be proceeding to secondary school in 2024 under the 100 per cent transition program. 

KCPE performance analysis

GradeCandidates
400 – 5008,525
300 – 399352,782
200 – 299658,278
100 – 199383,025
0 – 992,060
Other1,884
Y2
Total1,406,557

It is shocking that out of  1.4 million who sat for KCPE exams, only 2 were involved in malpractice.

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The first candidate was found in possession of a mobile phone while the second was caught with unauthorized notes. 

Being that this is the last KCPE exam under the 8-4-4 system, Machogu said that those who missed the exam would be given a second chance. 

KNEC also confirmed that the affected candidates will sit for a special examination in January 2024.

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Above all, the CS noted that there was concern as all other subjects recorded a drop in terms of performance.

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