By Njamiu Kiboi
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has condemned the practice of celebrating top performers in national exams while at the same time jeering those who register low grades.
Speaking at the Kenya national examinations council head office in Nairobi, the education cs noted that the reforms that have been put in place by the government in the education sector have seen an overall performance of both candidates and schools increase annually citing that the education sector is heading towards the right direction.
as the government through the ministry of education journeys in making more reforms in the education sector, the Cabinet Secretary for Education Professor George Magoha has hailed the now reforms noting that they have seen a tremendous improvement in the education sector, Magoha said this while releasing the 2019 KCSE exams on Wednesday
While noting the improvement registered in the 2019 KCSE exams, it is important to notice that schools that topped last year were nowhere to be seen.
Pangani girls produced the best candidate nationally in 2017 and 2018 respectively, however in this years’ Kenya certificate of secondary education Kapsabet boys’ high school produced the best candidate beating Pangani Girls.
Buluma Tony Wabugu From Kapsabet Boys’ high school was the top student nationally, Barasa Njeri Maryanne from Kenya High School the second student nationally, David Odhiambo Obage from Kapsabet Boys High School, Antony Owour Ochieng’ Maseno School and Mathuri Natasha Wawira Kenya High School were number three, four and five respectively nationally.
The results show in 2017, 2018 and 2019 KCSE results there is no consistency in performance with this year’s exams having been well performed compared to last year. The Kenya high school is the top school nationally in this year’s examinations produced three candidates nationally.
Kapsabet High School produced two students while Maseno School, Moi Forces Academy Lanet and Alliance Girls’ High each producing one candidate.
In 2018 Pangani Girls produced the best student nationally, the best school nationally was Strathmore School and followed by Moi High School Kabarak at position two, Moi Tea Girls’ Secondary at position three while alliance girls at position four.
In 2017 the best student was from Pangani girls’ with the top school nationally in 2017 being Singo’re Girls High School from Elgeyo Marakwet County an extra county school. Light Academy from Mombasa County followed in number two while alliance girls’ high school followed in number three.