Moi High School Kabarak Tops in Nakuru
Moi High School in Kabarak dominated the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations in Nakuru County by producing 30 candidates who scored A.
The school produced the sixth top candidate nation wide, Ezra Kizito Sikute, who scored an A plain of 86 points.
Others from the institution who had A include Njuguna Samuel Mbugua, Keith Kirsti and Ian Mwangi.
The school's principal Elishebah Cheruiyot attributed their success to a combination of academic and commitment to the Christian faith.
“We thank God as this is as a result of not only hard work but prayers too,” she told the Nation.
The 2017 KCPE results were released on November 21.
Speaking at the launch of this year’s national examinations at Pangani Girls’ High School, Prof Magoha hinted that the council had invested in technology that will enhance marking, tallying and swift relaying of results this year.
Machine tallying “We must again prepare to receive results early because of what we have done to Insha and Composition,” Magoha said, adding:
“If we want, we may even release the results after three days.”
Sources at Knec said several test-runs had been done on the new technology.
The new marking machines, known as Optical Mark Recognition (OMR), have been fine tuned for speedy marking of the Kiswahili Insha and English Composition papers.
OMR technology captures marked data from candidates’ answer sheets using specialised scanning.
OMR marks up to 10,000 scripts per day. Scripts are marked in batches of 100 and 200 sheets.
The marked Insha and Composition scripts will be scanned though the machines to accurately tally marks and make entries in record time, cutting down the marking process.
The manual tallying and entry of Insha and Composition marks was cited as the reason release of the examinations delayed.
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Knec contracted 5,834 examiners to mark the scripts.
The examiners reported to the various marking centres on November 8 ahead of the first briefing the following day.
Insiders said marking of the multiple-choice questions started immediately the KCPE examinations ended.
If the Knec promise stands, then marking of all the multiple-choice questions, Insha and Composition should have been completed and results taken through moderation by this weekend.
Now, attention shifts to the results as Kenyans await to see if the giants will bounce back or whether new schools will hit the chats.
Last year, Freds Academy in Meru County, which registered 55 candidates, emerged the best school nationally, posting a mean score of 419.
Crystal Hill Academy (56 candidates) and Mogotio Little Friends (24 candidates) of Baringo County each posted a mean score of 408 to emerge position three nationally.
Chelsa Academy of Bomet closed the top five best schools nationally.
The school registered 26 candidates and posted a mean score of 407.
Kenyans will also be anxious to analyse the general performance of the individual candidates.
Last year, Goldalyn Kakuya of St Anne Lubao in Kakamega County scored 455 out of the possible 500 marks to emerge top nationally.
Sharon Nkatha of Kathigiri Boarding School in Meru County scored 447 marks to emerge the second best candidate overall.
Mwangi Eugene Mburu of Effort Junior academy, Okuthe Mary Giovanni Tonnuci of Chumo Education Centre, Chaka Ruth Mose of Bethany Christian Academy and Amboka Victor Wanyungu of St Mary’s Ruaraka all scored 446 marks to tie in position three.
Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed hinted at the end of the KCPE examinations that the results will be more accurate.
She said that all the candidates were able to see the contents of the examinations once they were opened by the relevant officials at the start of each paper.
“This means all candidates sat the examinations on a level playground,” said Amina.
Amina said these year’s KCPE examinations were administered with utmost precision and that no questions leaked.
“The measures we spelt out to ensure the exams are credible and of high integrity were enforced in 99.9 per cent of the centres,” said Amina.
Some 64,758 invigilators, 27, 025 supervisors were deployed to administer the examinations.
Kenya National Parents Association official Nicholas Maiyo said the early release would be welcome news to all parents.
He said the move would help parents plan on form one expenditure.
“Parents will know schools their children will go early enough and start to plan,” he said.
PS Belio Kipsang said parents will know form one slots of their children before Christmas.
Kenya Primary Schools Association chairman Shem Ndolo said:
“Parents will plan well as children will have enough time to prepare psychologically for secondary school.”
Nakuru Boys High School also produced good results with some of the top six candidates scoring A.They include
- Muchemi Dennis Wambugu (82 points),
- Samuel Karuma Ndungu (82 points ),
- Anthony Mepukori MNkilisho (81 points),- Ramdahn Abubakar Abdi (81 points),
- Peter Ng’ang’a Wainaina (82 points),
- Kelvin Kamau Mbanya (81).At Nakuru Girls,
- Albright Chepchumba scored A plain of 80 points,
- Catherine Mumbi Mureithi had A plain of 82 points and
- Stacy Iminza, Dapphy Taka (81 points),
- Vanessa Njeri Njoroge (81 points),
- Ruth Khavere (82 points),
The top day school in Nakuru Town Langalanga Secondary Schools produced impressive result with eight of its candidates scoring A minus grades.
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