KCSE 2017 results are out and you can get your results or your kid’s results by sending an SMS with the candidate’s index number to 22252. In 2017, there has been one more A student compared to 2016. This is because in 2017 the number of students who scored As are 142 compared to 141 students who As in 2016. In the KCSE 2017 results, girls still outperformed boys with Naomi Karimi from Pangani girls taking the lead followed by Sharon Chepchumba from Moi girls Eldoret.
Pangana girls, alongside having the best student in KCSE 2017, is also the most improved school. The other improved school that Dr. Fred Matiang’i has acknowledged is Maranda High School. Even though in the KCPE 2017 there wasn’t any case of malpractice registered, the KCSE 2017 has witnessed a few incidences of malpractice which will see some 40 teachers face sanctions. The schools that have been affected are 10 which will not receive their results.
Of the 10 schools, there is one particular school that has not been mention of which the CS Education Fred Matiang’i says will be used as a case example of how not to mishandle students’ future.
Given the speech by Fred Matiang’i, one thing is clear – the complains raised by KNUT and the opposition in regards to moderating the exam results have not been heeded. That’s why even in 2017 the number of students who have scored A and A- have been significantly less compared to earlier years. Lack of moderating the results have serious impact on math and sciences and this explains why the boy child has been seen to underperform compared to girl childthis year and last year.
CS Matiang’i is however continue to receive praise across the country for two things: eliminating cheating especially teaching aided by exam leakage, and ensuring that exam results are released promptly. According to Joe Mucheru, CS for ICT, the goal of the government is to have exam results released in 48 hours after examinations are over.