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Kabarak, Alliance at top of the table as exams results released

Machakos Girls High School students celebrate 2014 KCSE results in Machakos town streets. The school emerged top in Machakos County with a mean grade of 9.45

Machakos Girls High School students celebrate 2014 KCSE results in Machakos town streets. The school emerged top in Machakos County with a mean grade of 9.45

Alliance High School appeared to have registered the best performance countrywide in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations, whose results were released on Tuesday.

The national school in Kiambu County had a mean score of 11.402 and was followed by Maranda in Siaya County, which had a mean score of 11.401 and Kabarak, in Nakuru County with 11.358.

Other schools that emerged among top performers were Mang’u, a national school in Kiambu County and Starehe Boys in Nairobi County.

Maryhill School, which was ranked 9th nationally in 2013 with a mean score of 10.6919, dropped to 9.830 last year while Mang’u had a mean score of 10.751, up from 10.150 the previous year.

For the first time in history, a candidate from Mandera County scored an A, the first in the history of KCSE.

Ibrahim Abdi Ali, a student at Sheikh Ali Secondary School in the troubled Rhamu sub-county scored 81 points.

The top three schools will be sending an army of 1,067 candidates to university next year, assuming a cut-off of B (plain). Of these, 470 will be from Maranda, 332 from Alliance and 265 from Kabarak.

Kabarak High recorded the highest number of candidates with grade A (134) compared to Alliance’s 123 and Maranda’s 120.

Alliance, besides having 123 straight A, had 119 candidates with A-, 62 with B+, 28 with B, 11 with B-, three with C+ and one C.

Three candidates had a mean score of 84.

TOP TEN CANDIDATES

The principal, Mr David Kariuki, said: “If we had ranking of students as was the case in the past, we are sure these three students would have been among the top 10 candidates in the country.”

Maranda High School in Siaya County, rising from the ashes after its results were cancelled in 2013, had 120 candidates with grade A, 145 with A-, B 65, B- 35, C 5 and 1 C, giving it a mean score of 11.401. Principal Boaz Owino said the results vindicated his school.

Kabarak had 134 A, 114 A-, 17 B+, 8 B and 1 B- in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations (KCSE), translating into a mean score of 11.358.

School Principal Henry Kiplagat described it as the best performance in history and attributed the success to good discipline by the students and dedication by the teachers.

Another traditional good performer, Starehe Boys Centre, recovered from last year’s slump to post an impressive mean mark of 10.65.

Starehe Principal Peter Ndung’u said: “We are very happy that out of 248 candidates, 246 will be joining universities.”

In Nyeri County, St. Mary’s Boys Secondary School outperformed giants like Kagumo and Nyeri to post a mean score of 9.728. Kagumo High School had a mean of 9.59.

POSTED BEST RESULTS

In Meru County, Meru School has posted the best results since it was founded in 1956.

As was the case with the Standard Eight examinations, candidates or schools were not ranked, following the ban by Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi, who insisted the practice was fraught with many shortcomings and encouraged unethical practices.

According to a survey by the Nation, the top performers were national schools. Boys also seemed to have fared far better than girls.

Among the top performers were Kapsabet Boys of Nandi County with a mean score of 11.254, Maseno School with a mean score of 10.9.

Mangu of Kiambu County with 10.751 and Lenana School in Nairobi.

Precious Blood, Riruta, a county school run by Catholic sisters and which posts good results every year, lived up to its tradition, recording 24 A, 55 A-, 37 B+, 1C. Another Catholic-run school, Asumbi Girls in Homa Bay had a mean score of 10.75.  Rang’ala Girls in Siaya County had a mean score of 10.5, while Mary Hill Girls in Thika had a mean score of 9.830.

SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT

Releasing the results, Prof Kaimenyi noted that there was a significant improvement in the performance, with those candidates obtaining grade A rising to 3,073, up from 2, 722 in 2013.

Overall, there were 149,717 candidates who scored grades C+ and above, which is the minimum university entry point.

Among the qualifiers were 88,299 males and 61,418 females, constituting a ratio of 59: 41. In the previous year, there were 123,365 university qualifiers.

Not all qualifiers will get places in public universities, however, but many will be absorbed in private universities or opt to study abroad.

Similarly, the number of those scoring D- and E went down to 53,352 against the previous figure of 62,835.

Candidates with these scores are technically locked out of professional training and at best can pursue opportunities in vocational institutions.

Prof Kaimenyi said cases of exam cheating went down from 3,812 last year to 2,975. However, he said the vice must be weeded out to give credibility to the exams.

At least five national schools were among those whose results were cancelled due to cheating, but their names were not given.

The CS listed some of the subjects that registered improved performance as English, geography, chemistry, power mechanics and drawing and design.

Mathematics, physics, business studies and aviation were the subjects in which candidates performed poorly.
Top 100 Schools in the 2014 KCSE Results

RANK-SCHOOL NAME-CATEGORY-STUDENTS-AVERAGE GRADE-AVERAGE PERFORMANCE-COUNTY

 

1 ALLIANCE HIGH SCHOOL  National : 276 A- 81.783  KIAMBU

2 MOI HIGH KABARAK Private 272 A- 79.862 NAKURU

3 PRECIOUS B. RIRUTA County 135 A- 79.604 NAIROBI

4 KAPSABET BOYS National 249 A- 79.062 NANDI

5 MASENO SCHOOL National 237 A- 78.701 KISUMU

6 MOLO ACADEMY County 50 A- 77.270 NAKURU

7 STRATHMORE SCHOOL Private 78 A- 77.060 NAIROBI

8 CHAVAKALI HIGH SCHOOL National 287 A- 77.005 VIHIGA

9 MARYHILL GIRLS HIGH National 185 A- 76.826 KIAMBU

10 KENYA HIGH SCHOOL National 205 A- 76.030 NAIROBI

11 MURANGA HIGH National 187 A- 75.916 MURANG’A

12 NAIROBI SCHOOL National 283 A- 75.602 NAIROBI

13 ST.ANTHONY’S BOYS’ County 237 A- 75.311 TRANS NZOIA

14 ANESTAR BOYS LANET Private 81 B+ 75.128 NAKURU

15 PIONEER SCHOOL Private 115 B+ 75.097 MURANG’A

16 ST BRIGIDS KIMININI National 173 B+ 74.924 TRANS NZOIA

17 STAREHE BOYS’ National 208 B+ 74.757 NAIROBI

18 ST. FRANCIS GIRLS County 254 B+ 74.633 SIAYA

19 MOI TEA GIRLS County 94 B+ 73.962 KERICHO

20 MARY MOTHER – GRACE Private 22 B+ 73.588 LAIKIPIA

21 LORETO LIMURU National 180 B+ 73.586 KIAMBU

22 STAREHE GIRLS’ National 76 B+ 73.418 NAIROBI

23 WAMY HIGH SCHOOL Private 94 B+ 73.414 NAIROBI

24 MOI GIRLS’ – ELDORET National 214 B+ 73.333 UASIN GISHU

25 ALLIANCE GIRLS’ National 250 B+ 72.902 KIAMBU

26 MANGU HIGH SCHOOL National 211 B+ 72.792 KIAMBU

27 NAKURU GIRLS’ National 156 B+ 72.730 NAKURU

28 KISII HIGH National 323 B+ 72.266 KISII

29 SUNSHINE SECONDARY Private 228 B+ 72.148 NAIROBI

30 LIGHT ACADEMY Private 26 B+ 72.141 NAIROBI

31 KIANDA SCHOOL Private 47 B+ 72.105 NAIROBI

32 UTUMISHI BOYS National 192 B+ 71.651 NAKURU

33 KANGA HIGH National 295 B+ 71.612 MIGORI

34 FRIENDS KAMUSINGA National 284 B+ 71.533 BUNGOMA

35 CHEMELIL SUGAR Private 88 B+ 71.386 KISUMU

36 SEGERO ADVENTIST Private 182 B+ 71.048 UASIN GISHU

37 MARY MOUNT County 137 B+ 70.644 NAKURU

38 NAKURU HIGH SCHOOL National 193 B+ 70.577 NAKURU

39 PRECIOUS B. – KILUNGU County 98 B+ 70.551 MAKUENI

40 LIMURU GIRLS’ National 217 B+ 70.536 KIAMBU

41 MOI GIRLS’ NAIROBI County 225 B+ 70.415 NAIROBI

42 LENANA SCHOOL National 248 B+ 70.333 NAIROBI

43 PANGANI GIRLS National 282 B+ 70.281 NAIROBI

44 ST JOSEPH’S RAPOGI County 207 B+ 70.218 MIGORI

45 MOI SIONGIROI GIRLS’ County 155 B+ 70.123 BOMET

46 MAASAI HIGH SCHOOL Private 24 B+ 69.751 KAJIADO

47 AGORO SARE HIGH County 196 B+ 69.737 HOMA BAY

48 KANYAWANGA SCHOOL County 202 B+ 69.676 MIGORI

49 ASUMBI GIRLS National 235 B+ 69.307 HOMA BAY

50 KYENI GIRLS’ County 139 B+ 68.673 EMBU

51 NEW DAWN ORPHANS Private 21 B+ 68.591 LAIKIPIA

52 LITEIN HIGH SCHOOL County 257 B+ 68.409 KERICHO

53 ST. MARY’S BOYS Private 107 B+ 68.362 NYERI

54 BAHATI GIRLS County 90 B+ 68.305 NAKURU

55 BARDING SECONDARY County 150 B+ 68.285 SIAYA

56 SOUTH TETU GIRLS’ County 97 B+ 68.071 NYERI

57 KAGUMO HIGH National 233 B 67.992 NYERI

58 NYANGWA BOYS’ County 106 B 67.959 EMBU

59 MAHIGA GIRLS County 178 B+ 67.956 NYERI

60 METEITEI BOYS County 139 B+ 67.902 NANDI

61 MAKINI SCHOOL Private 55 B+ 67.872 NAIROBI

62 SACHO HIGH SCHOOL Private 153 B 67.870 BARINGO

63 NYANG’ORI BOYS County 220 B+ 67.762 VIHIGA

64 NYAMIRA GIRLS County 233 B 67.724 SIAYA

65 ST. CHARLES LWANGA County 82 B 67.722 KISII

66 NJIIRI SCHOOL County 264 B 67.626 MURANG’A

67 THOME BOYS District 22 B 67.610 LAIKIPIA

68 LIGHT ACADEMY Private 21 B+ 67.594 MOMBASA

69 ST. PETER’S MUMIAS County 248 B 67.574 KAKAMEGA

70 KISIMA MIXED Private 34 B 67.480 NYANDARUA

71 NYERI HIGH SCHOOL County 244 B 67.241 NYERI

72 SING’ORE GIRLS County 159 B 67.147 E/MARAKWET

73 METKEI SECONDARY County 113 B 67.006 E/MARAKWET

74 KISUMU GIRL’S National 257 B 66.903 KISUMU

75 BUNYORE GIRLS National 266 B 66.894 VIHIGA

76 UPPER HILL SCHOOL County 225 B 66.854 NAIROBI

77 NYAHURURU ELITE Private 66 B 66.614 NYANDARUA

78 NAIVASHA GIRLS County 142 B 66.598 NAKURU

79 KAPSABET GIRLS County 191 B 66.513 NANDI

80 ST. MARY’S GIRLS IGOJI National 146 B 66.280 MERU

81 BURUBURU GIRLS County 167 B 66.270 NAIROBI

82 ST. MARY’S YALA County 235 B 66.201 SIAYA

83 ST.PETER’SSEMINARY Private 49 B 66.193 KAKAMEGA

84 NGUVIU BOYS County 169 B 66.186 EMBU

85 MOI FORCES NAIROBI National 230 B 66.050 NAIROBI

86 ST.CLARE GIRLS’ ELBURGON Private 81 B 65.993 NAKURU

87 KARIMA GIRLS National 226 B 65.987 NYANDARUA

88 MOI FORCES LANET National 190 B 65.962 NAKURU

89 TURBO SCHOOL Private 21 B 65.914 UASIN GISHU

90 RAMBA SECONDARY County 207 B 65.909 SIAYA

91 SHEIKH KHALIFA Private 161 B 65.880 MOMBASA

92 ST. GABRIEL’S LANET Private 24 B 65.695 NAKURU

93 MBITA HIGH SCHOOL National 183 B 65.626 HOMA BAY

94 VANESSA GRANT GIRLS Private 32 B 65.567 NAKURU

95 MATERI GIRLS Private 83 B 65.437 THARAKA NITHI

96 MARIA SOTI GIRLS Private 27 B 65.434 E/ MARAKWET

97 NYAHURURU ELITE Private 47 B 65.245 LAIKIPIA

98 MAKUENI BOYS National 245 B 65.127 MAKUENI

99 ORERO BOYS County 185 B 65.065 HOMA BAY

100 APOSTOLIC CARMEL Private 74 B 65.039 NAIROBI

 

 

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