SMS index number followed by KCPE to 20076 for 2020 KCPE results as girls outshine boys


CS George Magoha with a principal
CS Prof. George Magoha. FILE

Female candidates from public schools excelled in the KCPE 2020 exam.
Faith Mumo surfaced at the top with 433 marks beating the male candidates.

She hails from Kari Mwailu Primary School in Makueni county.

Nanzala Wesonga from Chogoria Girls Primary School emerged second with 432 marks.

Angel Murithi closed the four best students, scoring 431 marks trying with Samuel Wanyonyi.

The top four students were from public schools. Nine students attained above 400 marks.

Girls did slightly better in English, Kiswahili and Kenyan Sign Language.

 On the other hand, boys performed better in Maths, Science and Social Studies.

Education CS Prof George Magoha said overall performance improved compared to 2019, although the mark of the highest candidate dropped from 440.

The average performance and quality of grades for all candidates went higher than last year.

According to the Kenya National Examinations Council(KNEC), candidates can access their results by sending an SMS with their index number followed by KCPE, in capital letters, to 20076.

A total of 2,543 candidates who registered for the KCPE exam did not sit the test, KNEC CEO Mercy Karogo said on Thursday during the release of results.

A total of 1,181,725 registered for the exam but 1,179,182 sat the paper.
A total of 28,467 exam centres were used.

The KCPE exams were delayed as a result of the virus pandemic.

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