The Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha released the 2019 Form Four national exam results Wednesday.
Prof Magoha announced the outcome to the public after meeting and briefing President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House in Nairobi.
A total of 627 students scored A plain during this year’s KCSE exam, up from 315 last year, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has said.
This marks a 50 per cent rise in As this year.
The best student was Tony Wabuko, from Kapsabet High School, who scored an A plain of 87.159 points.
Njeri Barasa of Kenya High School scored an A of 87.087 points.
Kaboge Odhiambo from Kapsabet High School got an A of 87.080 points; Anthony Owuor got an A of 87 points; while Natasha Wawira of Kenya High School got an A of 86.9 points.
“The results show massive improvement compared to what has been witnessed in three years. Our teachers are engaging the candidates better. I can therefore say there was no leakage,” Magoha said.
Other students with A plain include Ezra Kizito with 86 points; Long’ali Chemangat got 86 points, Ndathi Njoki 86, Aileen Chelang’at 86 and Laura Ruto 86.
Students with A- were 5,796, up from 3,318 in 2018.
The results were announced three days earlier than was the case last year.
A total of 125, 746 students got C+. In 2018, a total of 96,377 students got C+.
A total of 699,745 students sat for this year’s examinations, which were concluded on November 27.
The 14-day marking process started on November 28 and came to an end on December 12.
The marking process was disrupted by protests as markers demanded better pay.
The 2019 KCSE results come three days earlier than 2018 where results were released on December 21.