Public primary school candidates in Laikipia County have led their private counterparts in the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results released on Thursday by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu.
The majority of the pupils in public schools in the county had 400 marks and above but with a dropping trend as compared to 2022 according to Cabinet Secretary for Education Ezekiel Machogu.
Laikipia Airbase primary school which is situated in the outskirts of Nanyuki town had a total of 12 candidates scoring 400 and above marks.
Laikipia Airbase head teacher Ms. Loise Simam said that the best candidate in the school Tracy Wangari, scored 417 marks, followed by Timothy Torome 414, Abdi Waithaka 411, and Diana Njeri who managed to score 407 marks.
Others were Briton Kamau 407, Praise Hawi and Wendy Akinyi both got 404 marks, Austine Muhoro scored 403 marks Bevaryne Muga and Derrick Tenai had 402.
Still, in the same school, Hamfsa Mohamend and Meghan Hope garnered 400 marks respectively.
St. Moses primary school had three candidates scoring 400 marks and above including Samuel Munyu who got 403, Vanessa Wanjiku 402, and Angela Moraa 400 marks.
In Nanyuki Primary School, the leading candidate scored 402 marks.
Some of the private schools that had stellar performances were John Paul 2 primary school with nine candidates scoring 400 above marks in the 2023 KCPE national exam and St. Christopher Nanyuki only seven candidates had 400 marks.
Likii Hill School Nanyuki, a candidate identified as Davis Chege Kangichu scored 400 marks.
In Laikipia, about 13,168 KCPE candidates sat for the 2023 national exam.
By Muturi Mwangi