Days after failing to announce the top schools in the just released KCSE results, Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ezekiel Machogu has now come out clearly and revealed that Mang’u and Alliance High Schools led with the most A plain grades in the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exams.
The two schools had 82 and 72 A plain grades, respectively. Maranda came third with 68, while Kapsabet Boys came in position four with 52 As.
Speaking at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) in Nairobi on Friday while overseeing the distribution of Grade 7 books for Junior Secondary School, the CS denied reports that Nyambaria National School from Nyamira county had the highest number of A grades.
Machogu also revealed that Nyanza region, where he comes from, Siaya County was the top county with72 As, followed by Migori with 66 A, Kisumu with 59 As, Kisii with 50 As, Homa Bay with 47 As, and Nyamira with 31 As
The CS further denied allegations of cheating in the 2022 KCSE exam.
On the university entry point, the CS disclosed a 2 percent improvement in the number of students who attained direct entry points. He said the number improved from 17.49 percent in 2021 to 19.03 percent.
“There is no major change in performance compared to the last two years that warrants the social media outcry. And the figures of Kenyans who transition to university when compared to global figures of 30 percent is still much lower,” he said.