2022 KCSE results: 1,146 candidates score grade A as CS Machogu hails improved performance
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has officially released the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results which he says mark an improved performance compared to the previous year.
Unveiling the results at the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) headquarters in Nairobi on Friday, Machogu noted that out of the 881,416 candidates who sat the 2022 KCSE exam 173,345 scored the minimum university entry grade of C+ and above compared to 145,776 in 2021.
The Education pointed out that in 2022 a total of 1,146 candidates scored grade A compared to 1,138 in 2021.
A total of 522,588 candidates scored grade D+ and above in the 2022 KCSE exam.
The CS also noted that candidates with grade E in the 2022 KCSE exam declined significantly to 30,822 compared to 46,151 in 2021.
"Encouragingly, the number of candidates obtaining a mean grade of E in 2022 declined significantly to 30,822 (3.49%) despite the increase in candidature, compared with 46,151 (5.56%) in 2021. This clearly leads us to conclude that most of the candidates scored grades of higher quality," said the CS.
He added: “Most significantly, all the remaining candidates are legible to join TVET institutions, Teacher Training Colleges, Medical 24 Training Colleges and other tertiary learning institutions for various courses.”
In terms of subject performance, the CS pointed out that 17 subjects recorded improvement compared to 11 in 2021, while there was no significant change this year in the performance in four subjects.
On exam malpractices, the CS said: “I’m happy to note we did not experience the kind of malpractice we used to experience there before.”
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