While presenting the results today at Mtihani House, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha claimed that more than 11,00 pupils received grades between 400 and 500.
Even though the highest mark declined from 433 to 428, the average performance of 1.2 million candidates in 28,313 centers across 42 counties improved.
With 428 points, Magata Bruce McKenzie of Gilgil Hills Academy was named the top candidate in the country.
Prof Magoha highlighted that 12 counties, including Mombasa, Meru, Isiolo, Tharaka Nithi, Nairobi, Uasin Gishu, Busia, Bungoma, Kakamega, Vihiga, Kisumu, and Siaya, had more girls than boys.
The number of candidates who were not present dropped from 12,424 to 11,500, with the biggest number of candidates (45%) coming from the “typical” years of 13 and 14. Garissa, Turkana, Kilifi, Kwale, and Mandera had a large proportion of over-age candidates (those over 19 years old).
The number of underage candidates registered grew from 26,000 to 33,000, with the biggest numbers recorded in Baringo, Bomet, Kericho, West Pokot, and Nyamira.
In comparison to last year, performance in English composition, Kiswahili Lugha, Kiswahili Insha, Kenyan Sign Language, Science, and Social Studies has improved.
Mathematics, English Language, and Religious Education, on the other hand, saw a decline in performance.
In both English and Kiswahili, female candidates performed better. Their male colleagues, on the other hand, continue to dominate STEM fields.
These include Sign Language, Maths, Science and Religious Education.
(400-500) marks – 11,857
(300-399) marks- 315,275
(200-299) marks– 578,197
Here is also a list of the KCPE top 10 candidates nationally.
1. Magata Bruce Mckenzie – Gilgil Hills Academy – 428 marks
2. Momanyi Ashley Kerubo – Makini School – 427 marks
3. Kuoma Charity Buyanzi -Holy Family Misikhu Girls Primary School- 426 marks
4. Mbugua Sharon Wairimu – Emmanuel Springs – 426 marks
5.Muteti Shantel Ndinda – Kitengela International School – 426 marks
6. Stanley Otieno Omondi – Rofin Field Junior School – 426 marks
7. Wekesa Naomi – Whitestar Academy – 426 marks
8. Kimani Ethan Karuga – Stepping Stones Preparatory – 426 marks
9. Njeru Joel Musyoka – Nyagwa Primary – 425 marks
10. Muriuki Victor – PCEA Mwimbi Boarding Primary school- 425 marks
11. Diana Rose Natola – Fesbeth Kakamega – 425 marks
12. Kaderia Emmanuel Munene – New Bambini – 425 marks
13. Emmanuel Kiplagat Ngetich – Moi Kabarak – 425 marks
14. George Morris Otieno – Hill School – 425 marks
List of top special needs candidates in 2021 KCPE
1).Bethany Tatilla- Migosi Thorngrove Academy 417 marks
2).Grace Nema Katana- Havilla Academy (Mtwapa) 417 marks
3).Kamau Jackson Ndegwa -Muthiria School 401 marks
4).Musyoka Kings Kevin -Kathwonzweni AIC 401 marks
5).Migosi Dominic- Mau Narok EARC 401 marks
6).Maina Leighton Njagi -Ol Kalau School for the Disabled 399 marks