No Straight ‘A’ in Coast Region’s National Schools

No Straight ‘A’ in Coast Region’s National Schools


Of the 627 candidates who scored plain As in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), only six came from schools at the Coast.

Significantly, Coast’s national schools failed to produce a candidate with a plain A grade, although many posted impressive grades, including A minus.

Three schools -- Sheikh Khalifa, Memon Academy and Light Academy -- all private institutions in Mombasa shared the region’s six top grades.

They attained three, two and one straight As respectively.

Mama Ngina Girls and Shimo la Tewa of Mombasa had not declared their full results by the time of going to press, but there was no indication that any of their candidates scored grade A plain.

Nevertheless, based on aggregate scores, they are among top performers in Mombasa County.

Mama Ngina scored five A minus to bounce back to its former glory as a regional academic giant.

Taita Taveta County’s top schools, including Kenyatta High School and Bura Girls School (both national), Murray Girls, St Mary’s Boys Lushangonyi, Dr Aggrey Boys and Mwasere Girls only managed A- grades and below.


And despite producing several A minus candidates, most schools performed below the national average.

The results seen by Saturday Standard indicate that Kenyatta National School, Mwatate, topped in the county again in this year’s KCSE with 12 A minus grades followed by Bura Girls with five.

Kenyatta had 199 candidates and a mean score of 7.7 marks.

Bahari Girls, a national school in Kilifi, had a mean score of 7.436 from 213 candidates out of which 12 scored grade A minus.

Ribe Boys High School, a national school, in Kilifi had six A minus.


Kwale High School and Matuga Girls (both national) were the shinning lights in Kwale County, with five and one A minus each.

The performance of Lamu’s national schools was less impressive even by Coast’s standards.

The best candidate at Mpeketoni High was Kamau Samson Kahochio, who scored a B plus, while Lamu Girls had two B plus
grades to emerge the top in the county.

Lamu Girls will send 33 candidates who scored grade C plus and above to university.

In Tana River, Kipini Secondary School topped among the 12 public schools with a mean grade of C minus.

Standard - Saturday 21st December 2019 - https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001353978/no-straight-a-in-coast-region-s-national-schools

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