As Girls outperformed boys in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations released on Wednesday, new schools made their way in the top 10 best performing institutions.
Singore Girls High in Elgeyo Marakwet emerged the top school with a performance index of 69.9 points, closely followed by Light Academy located in Mombasa with 69.1 points, while Alliance Girls School (68.6) takes third place.
Kenya High School (68.2 points) and Loreto Girls School in Limuru with 68.1 points closes the top five list of best performers.Kisima Mixed Sec in Nyandarua takes sixth position, followed by Moi Girls High School- Eldoret, Kapsabet Boys- Nandi, Alliance High School- Kiambu, while Pangani Girls- Nairobi, closes the list of 10 best performing schools.
“Overall, the number of candidates with minimum university entry qualification of Mean Grade C+ and above is 70,073 (11.38 per cent) in the 2017 KCSE examination compared to 88,929 (15.41 per cent) in 2016,” said Dr Fred Matiang’i when he released the results at Nairobi School on Wednesday.
Karimi Naomi Kawira from Pangani Girls emerged top student in this year’s with a mean grade of 87.011 followed by Sharon Chepchumba of Moi Girls Eldoret, with a mean of 86.830.
Other top performers include: Kamau Brian Maina- Alliance High School (86.757), Odero Donatta – Lenana (86.561), Harriet Mueke- Mary Hill Girls – 85.956, Brian Ongiri Okundi – Kanga High School (85.944) Moraa Mong’ina – Pangani Girls (85.910) and Mwathathe Emily – Pangani Girls (85.883).