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Machakos School shines as KCSE exams results trickle in


Celebrations at St. Catherine Girls as teachers, parents and students celebrate good performance in KCSE. The top candidate Dorcas Minoo scored A-, while 15 candidates in the school scored more than C+ grade. Photo by KNA.

School continued its stellar performance in the national exams after posting a mean score of 8.62 in this year’s KCSE exams.

This  was a laudable improvement compared to last year when the school had a mean grade was 7.593.

A total of 247 candidates out of 290 who sat for the exams from the school scored a mean grade of C+ and above, the mean entry grade to University  admission. One student managed to scoop a straight A while 48 others scored an A- grade.

At  Machakos Girls which is located a few kilometers on the outskirts of Machakos town, 170 students scored C+ and above out of the 228 candidates who did the exams. Five students managed to get A- while 30 others scored B+. The school managed to post a mean grade of 7.7.

At  St. Francis Misyani Girls High School located in Kangundo Sub County, a total of 121 students attained the minimum university entry grade after scoring C+ and above.

The Catholic sponsored school had enlisted 149 candidates posted an overall mean score of 8.067.

Machakos County has over the years borne the brunt of dismal performance over the years despite numerous attempts by education stakeholders to address the matter.

Asked to comment concerning the overall performance in these KCSE exams in the county, the  Machakos County Director of Education, Nancy Afande  said they were still issuing out the results to individual schools and would only give an analysis of the county performance after conclusion of the exercise.

“We can’t give any analysis for Machakos as far as the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination results are concerned since schools are still collecting their individual results. Hopefully, we can do so within a week or so and know how the county fared,” she told KNA.

A total of 35,041 candidates in Machakos sat for the exams for the three-week session that came to an end on November 28.

Among those who sat for this year’s exams in Machakos are 167 inmates from the Machakos GK Prison and the Yatta GK Prison.

Eight adult learners from the Machakos School for the Deaf also wrote the exams.

A  total of 699,745 students in the country sat for this year’s KCSE exams compared to 664,585 candidates in 2018.

By  Samuel  Maina/Rachael  Kilonzo

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