The top candidate in the 2016 KCPE exams scored has 439 marks, as announced by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has clarified.
This is a 10-mark drop from last year’s 449.
In the results released at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) in Nairobi, only 5,190 obtained 400 marks and above compared with 7,560 in 2015.
And for the first time in Kenya’s KCPE history, Dr Matiang’i said all candidates would receive their results as there was not a single case of cheating.
Only 21 cases of malpractices and attempted cheating were reported across the country, he said.
But Dr Matiang’i disappointed the expectations of the nation when he announced that schools and candidates would not be ranked, saying the law ordering the return to the old tradition took effect too late