The results of the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) sat by students in standard 8 have been released. Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu revealed that the overall top candidate scored 431 marks out of the possible 500 marks.
Otieno Lewis Omondi from St Peter’s Mumias Boys’ Primary School and Fwaro Makokha Robinson from Christ the King Academy, Bungoma emerged as the top candidates in this year’s examinations.
The CS noted that this was an improvement from the 2021 exam where the top candidate scored 428 marks. He also pointed out that 252 who sat for the examinations and were involved in misconduct will receive their results.
He added that the candidates were not awarded any marks in the studies they did and were involved in misconduct.
“In general, 252 candidates in 9 examination centers were found to be involved in misconduct. These candidates have scored zero in the subjects where they engaged in such errors.
In addition, according to the minister, in an effort to achieve a full transition to high school. “Candidates will get their results and will move to high school. This is in the spirit of 100 percent change,” he said.
Some 1,244,188 candidates were registered to take the exam.
The exams were administered from November 28 to 30 and this is the second last edition of the KCPE exams before the 8-4-4 education system is completely removed from the primary school curriculum next year.