2020 KCSE candidates defy Covid to record 893 straight As

In Summary

• Magoha said that 893 students scored As in the 2020 exam, compared to 627 recorded in 2019.

• The CS also said that Turkana county had the highest number of overage candidates.

TSC CEO Nancy Macharia, Education CS George Magoha and PS Julias Jwan during release of KCSE results on May 10, 2021.
TSC CEO Nancy Macharia, Education CS George Magoha and PS Julias Jwan during release of KCSE results on May 10, 2021.
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Education CS George Magoha has said 2020 KCSE exam candidates performed better compared to those from the previous year.

While announcing the results on Monday at the Mitihani House in Nairobi, the CS said that all the 747,161 students who sat the exam will be absorbed in universities, colleges as well as TVET institutions.

Magoha said that 893 students scored As in the 2020 exam, compared to 627 recorded in 2019.

The CS also said that Turkana county had the highest number of overage candidates.

Bungoma had the highest number of underage candidates.

Underage candidates are those aged 16 years and below.

Those who scored C+ and above were just over 143,000.

A total of 6,420 A- were recorded, out of which 4,049 were males and 2,371 were females.

Also, 14,427 B+ were recorded, 25,207 B+ and 38,194-. The results show that 85,458 C, 109,454 C-, 117,898 D+, 121,942 D, 137,361 D- and 28,046 Es.

Six of the top 15 performers in the 2020 KCSE exam were from Kenya High School.

The top candidate is Robinson Wanjala Simiyu from Murang'a High School got an A of 87.334, followed by Allan Wasonga  (87.173) from Agoro Sare High School.

The other top candidates are:

Sharon Chepng'eno (Kenya High School ) with 87.173

Rob Ongare Muraisi -Alliance High with 87.173

Ester Mbugua -Kenya High with 87.113

Kipkoech Kogo  - Alliance high school with 87.106

Kenneth Oranga - Kapsapet boys  with 87.049

Madaga Henry - Maranda High school with 87.046

ChepkorirCandidates can check their results by sending their KCSE index number via the SMS number 20076. Patience - Kenya high school with 87. 046

Musomba Edith Kisei - Machakos girls  with 87.013

Leslie Loise  - Kenya High School 

George Thylron- Kapsabet boys

Kiprono Howard -Maranda High school 

Jelimo Debora - Kenya High School