KCSE 2022: 1,146 candidates scored A plain, 30,822 scored E

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On Fri, 20 Jan, 2023 11:25 | 2 mins read
KCSE 2022: 1,146 candidates scored A plain, 30,822 scored E
Students sitting for KCSE exams. PHOTO/(Edumin)X

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has officially announced the results for the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary School Education (KCSE) examinations.

Speaking at Mitihani House in Nairobi on Friday, January 20, the CS said a total of 1,146 candidates obtained an overall grade of A plain, representing 0.13 per cent of the candidates who sat for the examinations in November last year.

Of those who scored A plain, 875 were male while 271 were female.

The number of top scorers increased by 308 compared to 1,138 candidates who scored A plain in 2021.

Some 6,407 candidates scored A- (minus) in the 2022 exams compared to 5,973 candidates who obtained A- in 2021.

2022 KCSE result grade analysis

On the other hand, the CS said, the number of candidates with minimum university entry qualification of Grade C+ and above rose to 173,345 (19.03%) in the year 2022 KCSE examination compared to 145,776 (17.55%) in 2021.

The number of candidates with a mean grade D+ and above in the 2022 KCSE Examination is 522,588 (59.14%) compared with 442,251 (53.29%) in 2021.

The CS also noted that the number of students who scored grade E in 2022 declined significantly to 30,822 (3.49%) despite the increase in candidature, compared with 46,151 (5.56%) in 2021.

"This clearly leads us to conclude that most of the candidates scored grades of higher quality. Most significantly, all the remaining candidates are legible to join TVET institutions, Teacher Training Colleges, Medical Training Colleges and other tertiary learning institutions for various courses," the CS said.

Further, there were 190 (8.80%) candidates with special needs who obtained an overall grade C+ and above in the 2022 KCSE examination.

A total of  881,416 candidates sat for the 2022 KCSE exams. Out of these  443,644 were male while 437,772 were female.

According to Machogu, there were no irregularities in the 2022 KCSE exam, insisting that the Ministry of Education devised various mechanisms to curb cheating.

Machogu said individual results can be accessed by sending a candidate’s index number followed by the initials “KCSE” through a Short Message Service (SMS) to 20076.

Candidates can also collect their results from their respective examination centres.

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