KCPE 2022 results: Top candidate scores 431 marks

Written by on 22 December 2022

Top candidate in the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) scored 431 marks out of the possible 500.

Speaking at Mtihani House in Nairobi on Wednesday, December 21 when he released the results, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu said this year’s candidates performed better than last year’s where leading candidate scored 428 marks.

CS Machogu, however, did not name the top candidates during the official release of the results.

KCPE marks per category

A total of 9,443 candidates scored 400 marks and above while 307,756 scored between 300 and 399 marks.

Some 619,593 candidates scored between 200 and 299 marks while 296,336 candidates got between 100 and 199 marks. 

A total of 724 candidates scored between 1 and 99 marks.

A total of 1,244,188 candidates sat for the examinations countrywide.

This is the second-last KCPE exam, with the last 8-4-4 cohort set to complete primary school next year giving way to the first cohort under the competency-based curriculum (CBC).

The 1.2 million Grade Six learners who sat the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) will however know their results next month, since their grading will no longer be required for Junior Secondary School (JSS) placement as previously anticipated.

The Government said KPSEA will not be used for placement in JSS, which have now been domiciled in existing primary schools.

Instead, the assessment will instead be used to monitor learning progress and provide feedback to education sector players on areas that require intervention.

The decision is in accordance with the interim report by the presidential working group on education reforms.

KCPE marking uses personalized Optical Marker Readers (OMR) to facilitate machine reading, where the answer sheets are personalised to know which belongs to a specific candidate.

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