KCSE 2011 Results Analysis

Originally posted on 2012-03-01T10:47:00Z at http://theonlinekenyan.com/2012/03/kcse-2011-results-analysis.html

The 2011 KCSE results had an underdog school top the charts as Maranda rose to claim the first position. Here's an analysis of the facts and figures pertaining the 2011 KCSE results. Go to: KCPE Results 2011 | KCSE Results 2011
KCSE Grade Distribution [C+ and Above]

KCSE 2011 Results: Analysis

KCSE 2011: Top 10 Schools

  1. Maranda High School
  2. Alliance High School
  3. Alliance Girls School
  4. Starehe Boys
  5. Mangu High School
  6. Moi Girls High School
  7. Kenya High School
  8. MaryHill Girls High School
  9. Pangani Girls School
  10. Starehe Girls Centre

KCSE 2011: Top 10 Candidates

  1. Nalianya K Job, St Peter's Seminary
  2. Victor Gitau Gikonyo, Alliance High School
  3. Emmanuel Hans Odhiambo, Alliance High School
  4. Lonyangapuo E Chelagat, Alliance Girls
  5. Sidney Rema Oirere, Maranda High School
  6. Brian Ruhiu Gacigua, Starehe Boys Centre
  7. Aseta B Faith, Moi Girls High School
  8. Kariuki Alex Murimi, Alliance High School
  9. Tyson Odhiambo Manyara, Maranda High School
  10. Buyaki Tatania Oisebe, Precious Blood Riruta

KCSE 2011 Performance

School Performance

Maranda High School obtained a mean grade of A-, with a performance index of 11.2872. Alliance High School and Alliance Girls had performance indexes of 11.1455 and 11.0822 respectively. Seven schools in the top 20 list where upgraded to national schools. They included: Maranda (1), Pangani Girls (9), Friends School Kamusinga (12), Kapsabet Boys (15), Karima Girls (16), and Moi High Mbiruri (18). Read/Download a copy of the top 100 national schools and the upgraded ones.

KCSE 2011 - Subject Performance

16 subjects had increased performance as compared to 13 in the KCSE 2010 results. These subjects included Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Kiswahili (compulsory) and 12 other electives. The subject with the highest decline was English, with a mean score of 36.42 as compared to last year's 38.90. Chemistry also declined from KCSE 2010's 24.91 to 23.66.
“Adulteration of Kiswahili and English, where even senior members of the society, including top politicians, talk sheng to endear themselves to the youth, has affected performance in the two subjects” Min for Education, Prof Sam Ongeri

KCSE 2011 - Gender

While 23,224 more girls sat for the 2011 exams, as compared to KCSE 2010, the numbers still favored the boys where they outnumbered the girls by 46,927. Kirinyaga was the only county, out of the 47 counties that had a higher number of girls sit for the exams. Mandera county, on the other hand had the worst boy-girl ratio. Only 27.3 per cent of the candidates in North Eastern were girls.

KCSE 2011 - Irregularities

The number of cheating cases increased significantly to 2,927, from 534 in the 2010 KCSE. These 2927 candidates from 154 schools, had their results cancelled. Only 11 out of the 47 counties did not report any cases of cheating; Turkana, Nyeri, Laikipia, Taita Taveta, Tana River, Nyandarua, Machakos, West Pokot, Nyamira and Trans-Nzoia. While Garissa had the highest number of schools (18) with cheating cases. It was followed by Nairobi (15), Mandera (14) and Mombasa (8), Wajir (8), Kisii (7), Migori (6), Makueni (6), Bungoma (5) and Homa Bay counties (5).
Ksh 1.3 million is said to have exchanged hands to facilitate cheating and 120 mobile phones were also used for the same. Five teachers reportedly received cash to supply papers to students. Last year also saw a head teacher register more students for Computer Studies than there were facilities, making them sit for their practicals in a cyber cafe.

KCSE 2011 - The Numbers

411,783 candidates, in 6,448 centers, sat for the 2011 KCSE exams, compared to 357,488 in 2010.1,930 candidates scored grade A as compared to 1,566, last year. While 119,658 scored C+ and above, 118,265 had a grade of D and below.
"The total cumulative number of candidates who scored D+ and above and are eligible for absorption to middle level colleges rose to 292,321 compared to 250,075" Prof Sam Ongeri