A total of 145,145 students passed the KCSE exam in 2021, qualifying them for university placement.
Between February 28 and April 2022, 826,807 students took the national test, according to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, who released the results on Saturday, April 23.
This means that 17.55 percent of KCSE exam takers in 2021 were eligible for university placement.
“In 2021, 325,896 candidates had a minimum TVET Diploma course qualification of grade C- (minus) or higher” (39.27 per cent). “As a result, we need to invest more in TVET institutions, where the majority of our KCSE examination graduands will study,” Magoha said at the KNEC headquarters in Nairobi when announcing the results.
In the highest grades (B+ and above), male students outnumbered female students.
One thousand one hundred thirty-eight (1,138) candidates scored an A on the KCSE exam in 2021. This group included 349 females and 789 males.
2,154 female candidates achieved the second-best grade in the A- (minus) category, whereas 3,819 male students did.
5,199 female students received the third-best mark in the B+ (plus) category, while 8,264 male students received the grade.
B (plain) students totaled 25,045; B- (minus) students totaled 39,683; C+ (plus) students totaled 59,843; C (plain) students totaled 81,345; C- (minus) students totaled 51,213; D+ (plus) students totaled 58,506; D (plain) students totaled 73,909; D- (minus) students totaled 93,466.
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