KCSE 2014 Results and Analysis

Originally posted on 2015-03-04T14:17:49Z at https://etelej.com/blog/?p=884

The KCSE 2014 results were released by Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi on 3rd March 2015 at Mitihani House Nairobi.

How to Get KCSE Results

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education 2014 Results are accessible to candidates through the following methods:
  • SMS the candidate’s index number to 22252. Charged at Ksh. 25 per sms
  • Candidates can collect their official results slips from examination centers
NB: Candidates should report any anomaly (such as incorrect candidate’s name, school name and code as well as wrong subject grade) to KNEC within a month of the results' announcement.

KCSE 2014 Results Analysis

A total of 483,630 candidates sat for the 2014 KCSE exams representing 92.15% of the total students who joined high school in 2011. The KCSE 2014 candidates enrolled in Standard 1 in 2003, and therefore represent the first beneficiaries of both free primary education and free day secondary education.


There was an overall improvement in the 2014 examination results as compared to the previous year's. 3,073 (0.73%) candidates scored A plain in the 2014 KCSE as compared to 2, 722 (0.61%) candidates in 2013. 149,717 candidates attained C+ and above representing 30.8% of the candidates compared to 27% in 2013.

Gender Parity

259,746 male candidates(54%) and 223,884 female candidates(46%) sat for the 2014 KCSE examinations. KCSE 2014 noted a slight increase from 45% to 46% in percentage of female candidates sitting for the exams. Out of the total candidates that obtained C+ and above, 61,418 (41%) were female and 88,299(59%) were male. Female canditates performed better in English, Kiswahili, Christian Religious Education, Home Science and Art and Design. Of the candidates that obtained the top grade (A plain) only 30.6% were female with male candidates at 69.4% of the number. Counties that recorded higher number of female candidates included: Taita-Taveta, Nyandarua, Kirinyaga, Meru, Tharaka-Nithi, Kiambu, Nyeri and Muranga. The highest gender disparities recorded were in Garissa and Mandera; with Garissa recording 72% male candidates and 28% female candidates and Mandera recording 71% male candidates.

Special Needs Education

1,090 Special Needs Education students sat for KCSE 2014. Out of the total, 180 candidates managed to obtained C+ and above, with 5 SNE candidates getting A Plain and 14 candidates getting A-.
Kenya is among few countries in Africa who have tailored their education curriculum to meet the needs of students with disabilities. This tailored curriculum has led to the achievement of inclusive education in our schools. - Prof Kaimenyi

Exam Irregularities

2,975 candidates were involved in examination irregularities in 2014, a drop from 3,812 in KCSE 2013. Of the candidates involved, 209 candidates were caught with unauthorized material, 179 candidates were caught with mobile phones, and 20 people impersonated candidates. 2,400 results were cancelled as a result of cheating with its most common method being collusion. Education CS Kaimenyi noted that most cases involved collusion with teachers and the issue was worsened by the fact that head teachers were "at the forefront of perpetrating exam cheating".

KCSE 2014: Top Schools - Highlights

Here's a quick look at results of some of the top schools in 2014 KCSE:
  • Alliance High School - Mean Grade 11.402

    • County: Kiambu County
    • Grade A Plain: 123, (A-: 119), (B+: 62), (B Plain: 28), (B-: 11), (C+: 3), (C Plain: 1)
  • Maranda High School - Mean Grade 11.401

    • County: Siaya County
    • Grade A Plain: 120; Maranda recorded possibly the highest number of A- as obtained by 145 candidates.
  • Moi High School - Kabarak - Mean Grade 11.358

    • County: Nakuru County.
    • Grade: A Plain: 134, (A-: 114), (B+: 17), (B Plain: 8), (B-: 1)
  • Other school results worth noting: Starehe Boys High School (Mean grade: 10.65), Kapsabet Boys High School (Mean grade: 11.254), Mang'u High School (Mean grade: 10.751), , Maryhill School (Mean grade 9.830)

VIDEO: Prof Kaimenyi releases 2014 KCSE Results

In accordance with KNEC Act of 2012 it is illegal to withhold student certificates for any reason.. Any head teacher reported to have withheld any student certificates will be dealt with as per the provisions of the existing laws of Kenya. - Prof. Kaimenyi
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