Top KCPE candidates to join Alliance and Pangani schools


By OUMA WANZALA
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Andy Munyiri, the top candidate in the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) national exams, will now join Alliance High School in Kiambu.

Munyiri, a pupil at Damacrest Academy in Thogoto, emerged top in the KCPE tests after scoring 440 out of a possible 500 marks.

In the results of Form One selection announced on Monday, top girls in the exam — June Jeptoo and Onyango Flavian, who tied at 439 marks — landed slots at Pangani Girls and Alliance Girls respectively.

A total of 1,075,201 out of 1,083,456 candidates got chances to join secondary schools, according to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.

This was after some 8,255 candidates were excluded because they are refugees, prisoners or overage.

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“I’m going to seek audience with his excellency the president on the fate of overage candidates in the spirit of 100 percent transition to secondary schools,” Prof Magoha said.

He was speaking at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development in Nairobi.

In the results, a total of 33,009 candidates were selected to join national schools, 184,816 got places in extra county schools, 188,454 in county schools, 777 were placed in special needs schools (777) while 669,145 landed slots in sub-county schools.


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