Results for KCSE 2014 have been officially released. According to the results, 3, 073 (0.63%) KCSE candidates scored a mean of A plain in 2014 compared to 2, 722 (0.61%) in 2013. 149, 717 candidates attained C+ and above which is a minimum grade for university entry. This represents 30.8 percent compared to 27.5 per cent in 2013.
Over 450, 000 candidates sat for the examination in 2013. In terms of gender, 88, 299 male candidates attained an overall mean grade of C+ and above which represents 59 per cent while female candidates who got a C+ and above stood at 61, 418 which represents 41 per cent.
Male candidates outperformed female candidates with 69.4% of males attaining mean grade of A plain compared to female candidates who are at 30.6%.
In the KCSE exams, 15 out of 31 subjects examined recorded improvement compared to 14 out of 31 in 2013. Female candidates outshined male candidates in five subjects namely; English, Kiswahili, Christian Religious Education (CRE), Home Science and Art and Design.
1, 090 Special Needs Education (SNE) students sat the 2014 KCSE exam in which 180 of the candidates managed to attain a mean grade of C+ and above.
Five SNE KCSE candidates scored a mean grade of A plain while 14 got A minus. The Education CS attributed the results to government’s efforts in tailoring education curriculum to meet the needs of students with special needs.
Five national schools were involved in KCSE exam irregularities despite admitting top students. Taita-Taveta and Lamu counties reported zero cases of cheating.