By Kamadi Amata
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu Friday released the 2022 Form Four national exam results.
Machogu announced the outcome to the public after meeting and briefing President Ruto at State House in Nairobi.
The education minister announced that 173,345 candidates scored C+ and above. A total of 1,146 candidates scored grade A.
Key Statistics as announced by Education CS Ezekiel Machogu.
30,000 candidates scored an E in KCSE exams.
881,416 candidates sat for the 2022 KCSE; 443,644 were male while 437,772 were female representing 50.33% and 49.69% respectively.
14 counties had more male than female candidates in the 2022 KSCE compared to 17counties in 2021.
The number of candidates with D+ and above is 522, 588 (59.14%) compared with 442,252(53.29%) in 2021. The number of candidates with a mean of E declined to 30,822 (3.49%) compared with 46,151 (5.56%) in 2022.
The no of candidates with the minimum university entry level of C+& above has risen to 173,345 forming 19.03% in 2022 compared to 145,776 in 2021.
The govt will spend Ksh. 18B on JSS in the next financial year… Ksh.4000 out of the Ksh. 15000 capitation per learner will be spent on putting up laboratories
We are negotiating with World Bank to put up at least 7000 labs.
The ministry has moved to provide interim guidelines on the Junior Secondary Schools; grade seven learners will report to school on 30th January & the govt will spend Ksh 9.6B on capitation grants to learners of JSS, each learner will receive Ksh.15,000 per year.
The hiccup that was experienced at one of the marking centres threatened to derail the marking exercise but KNEC was able to intervene. I wish to urge professionals who are engaged in national exercises to put the interest of the nation first.
We have released the results early so that the candidates pursue higher learning institutions in 2023. The credible achievement in the marking process couldn’t have been possible if a number of teachers didn’t sacrifice themselves, I thank them.
He gave the report from the Kenya National Examinations Council headquarters on Dennis Pritt Road.