Who is the Worst Student in KCPE 2023? KNEC Comparisons and Performance Analysis Per Subject

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A detailed comparison of the 2022 and 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education results reveal the unexpected. Yes, the leading candidates scored 428 marks! But who is the worst student in KCPE 2023?

While there is no confirmed report on the lowest marks scored, KNEC says that the number of pupils scoring below 99 marks tripled between 2022 and 2023.

Who is the worst student in KCPE 2023?

The number of pupil scoring 0-99 marks is tabulated below.

Year20222023
0-99 marks7242,060

While delivering his speech at Mtihani House on Thursday, the Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has raised concerns on the academic trend.

Also, the number of pupils scoring 400-500 marks dropped significantly.

Year20222023
400-500 marks9,4438,523
300-399 marks307,756352,782
200-299 marks619,583658,278
100-199 marks296,336383,025
0-99 marks7242,060

According to CS Machogu, English, English Composition, and Kenyan sign language, all recorded significant improvement compared to KCPE 2022 – with female candidates performing better than their male counterparts.

The remaining subjects, including Mathematics, Sciences, and Kiswahili, recorded a slight decline in performance.

“My mission is to celebrate and remind that we’re transitioning from a system that served us well in the past four decades to one that will serve us better.” 

CS Machogu.

Here is a breakdown of candidates by gender.

Males721,544
Females685,017
Total1,406,557

The CS released the 2023 KCPE results, marking the end of an era of the final KCPE examination under the 8-4-4 system.

205 candidates who were not registered were still allowed to sit the exams even as the 9,000 registered candidates missed their papers.

Luckily, they will be allowed to take a special examination in January 2024.

“To ensure that no candidate misses out on joining Form One, the Ministry of Education will conduct thorough mapping of any of those who may have failed to sit their examination this year in order to administer a Special Exam in January 2024.”

CS Machogu.

The now defunct 8-4-4 system is slowly paving the way for CBC.

Above all, the best and worst KCPE candidates qualify to join High School for yet another academic experience ahead of college.

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