Significant improvement in performance was noted in the 2018 Kenya Certificate of Examinations as compared to the 2017 exams.
A total of 12,273 students scored over 400 marks with two leading students scoring 453 marks out of a possible 500 marks.
Speaking while releasing this year’s KCPE results at the Star of the Sea Primary School in Mombasa, Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed said the best performing pupil with disability scored 446 marks.
228,414 pupils scored between 301-400 marks while 574, 927 got 201 to 300 marks.
243 ,573 pupils got 101-200 marks while 2177 got between 1 to 100 marks. Last year 9846 scored over 400 marks the national exam. In 2017, 9846 students got over 400 marks.
CS Amina lauded female students for performing well in Kiswahili, English and Sign language and their male counterparts for doing well in Maths, Science, Religious Education and Social studies.
The ministry of Education will launch the Form One selection process on Monday 3rd December.
Meanwhile, the Kenya National Examinations Council has directed students who sat the KCPE exams to access their results by sending their index number to 20076. The platform is currently active.
In a bid to achieve 100% transition from Primary School to Secondary School, President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured all candidates of placement in secondary school regardless of their grades.