Juliet Otieno from Pangani Girls is the best candidate in the 2018 KCSE exam

Juliet Otieno from Pangani Girls who is this year’s top KCSE candidate in an earlier interview on KTN News.


By Correspondent

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed on  Friday afternoon released the KCSE exam results which indicated that male students performed better than their female counterparts. However the top candidate countrywide was a girl.

Here is a list of the top students.

  1. Otieno Irine Juliet – Pangani Girls
  2. Kaluna James – Maseno School
  3. Edwin Otieno Ouko – Light Academy
  4. Kamweru Mwangi Duncan Ian – Moi High School Kabarak
  5. Humphrey Rasugu – Maseno School
  6. Mel Christine – Alliance Girls’ High School
  7. Njenga Brian Ndungu – Mang’u High School
  8. Osogo Monyenye Wesley – Alliance High School

9.Nyakea Moraa Shalyn – Moi Girls’ School Nairobi

  1. Onyando Roy Allan Ochieng – Maranda High

During the 2018 KCSE examination, there were 660,204 candidates who sat the examination. 338,628 were male and 321,576 were female, representing 51.29% and 48.71% of the total candidature respectively. A total of 1,499 candidates with special needs sat the 2018 KCSE compared to 1,407 in 2017. A total of 315 candidates scored an A plain in the 2018 KCSE. 90,377 candidates scored C+ and above to meet the minimum university entry qualification. “Overall, the 2018 KCSE examinations were free of any leakage. There was not a single question or examinations paper that was leaked to anyone before the scheduled start of the individual examinations,” said Education CS Amina Mohammed. 18 counties had more females than male compared to 17 counties last year. These include Taita Taveta, Kwale, Nyandarua, Kirinyaga, Kitui, Meru, Elgeyo Marakwet, Uasin Gishu, Murang’a, Kiambu, Machakos, Makueni, Tharaka Nithi, Nandi, Laikipia, Kakamega, Vihiga and Kisumu. Female candidates performed better than their male counterparts in English, Kiswahili, CRE, Home science and metal work. Releasing the results at Mtihani House in Nairobi this afternoon, Education CS Amina Mohammed said that results of about 100 students were cancelled. Marking of exams ended on December 15 and released on December 21. 110 people were arresyed during for cheating and four candidates de-registered for impersonation. There were 10, 078 examination centres across the country. Below are the 2018 and 2017 KCSE results at a glance.

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