Originally posted on 2013-01-29T04:27:52Z at http://blog.theonlinekenyan.com/?p=448
Kenya Certificate for Primary Education 2012 results were released on Monday, 28th January 2013 by Kenya's Education Minister Mutula Kilonzo. Here's a look the KCPE 2012 results.
KCPE 2012 Results and Analysis
The Top Students - First 11
KCPE 2012 saw a first place tie between three candidates. Kinoti Joy Kathure tied with Mwaura Boniface and Wachira Njomo, both from Kiambu county, in the first place with 430 marks. They were followed by Muteti Kelvin Mwangangi and Kindiki Dan Muthomi with 429. Shalom Nthenya Mulinge was number six with 428 marks. She was followed by another three-person tie of Kanji Bhanderi Nikun, Maina Douglas Gichohi and Gitamo Audrey Kemunto with 427 marks. Positions 10 and 11 were Muriga Veronica Wairimu and Shihemi Kelvin Witila who also tied with 426 marks. The First 11 included 7 boys and 4 girls.
A total of 811,930 candidates sat for the KCPE 2012 exams. As compared to KCPE 2011 results, 2012 noted an increase in number for girls taking the exam by 20,910. This is the largest increase in female candidates sitting for KCPE since back in 2004. The number of boys sitting for the exam also increased by 14,806. Among the Top male candidates there were only 2, out of the first 12, from Nairobi county while among the Top Female candidates, 6 out of the first 12 were from Nairobi county.
Top Schools in KCPE 2012
The first two best performing primary schools were from Nairobi county: Newlight Komarock and Makini Ngong Road Academy. Gilgil Hills Academy - Nakuru county, Marell Academy - Bungoma county, Fred's Academy - Meru county and Chelsa Academy, Bomet county were in the top 5 schools. You can find the Top 20 KCPE 2012 schools in the Orders of Merit document below. You'll also find the top and bottom 5 schools per county in the documents below.
The top 5 best performing counties in 2012 KCPE exam results were: Kirinyaga (mean score - 273), Elgeyo Marakwet (272), Nandi (271), Uasin Gishu (270), and Baringo (270). The 5 worst performing counties were: Mandera (mean score - 182), Garissa (183), Wajir (200), Tana River (211) and Kwale (214). You can read on all the 47 counties in the document KCPE 2012 - County Rankings (below).
KCPE 2012 saw a large reduction in exam irregularities by a more than 7000 cases, as compared to 2011 (from KCPE 2011's 7,967 cases to 2012's 718 cases). Education Minister Mutula Kilonzo attributed this to the enactment of the new law Kenya National Examinations Council Act, 2012 which carries stiff penalties for cheating in exams. KCPE 2012 had only 41 schools involved in exam irregularities as compared to 2011's 335 centers.
Get Your KCPE Results
You can get your KCPE Results by using one of these methods: