Six subjects performed better in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exam in 2021 than they did in 2020.
This year, students did well in English writing, Kiswahili lugha, Kiswahili insha, Kenyan sign language composition, science, and social studies.
There has been a decline in performance in mathematics, English language, and religious education, according to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.
Improvement in the subject performance is a positive sign that candidates had prepared well for the examination,” the CS said
In both English and Kiswahili, girls performed marginally better than boys in terms of gender performance.
Boys did well in Kenyan sign language, mathematics, science, social studies, and religious education, according to Prof Magoha.
A total of 130,667 teachers were part in the examination’s administration, with some of them also marking the composition and insha papers.
Teachers were assigned to the roles of invigilators, supervisors, and center managers.
Nancy Macharia, the chief executive of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), stated the majority of individuals participating in the exam’s administration acted professionally.
This is testimony to the fact that our teachers are determined to ensure a credible examination in our schools,” she said. In the 2020 exam, 30 teachers were awarded by the TSC for their exemplary performance.
Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) boss David Njengere said 174,910 professionals were engaged in administering the test, including personnel from the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Ministry of Education,
The English composition and Kiswahili insha were marked by 5,567 examiners.
“Machine scoring was employed to verify that applicants received correct results for the objective questions.” The results were analyzed by the council with great care. According to Dr. Njengere, “all candidates were given marks depending on the work they presented.”
“I’d want to express my gratitude to all Knec officers for their hard work and dedication throughout the testing process,” he said.