Male students dominate 2013 KCSE
03 March 2014, 14:19
Nairobi - Male students dominated the 2013 KCSE examinations according to the results that were released by Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi.
Seven boys made the list of the 10 best performing students in the results, however, Kaimenyi said that the number of girls enrolling in school had increased and so had the performance.
He expressed optimism in the attainment of parity between boys and girls in school.
“The rate at which girls have been enrolling in school has been high and we foresee attainment of parity in the near future. There was an increase of 4% in enrollment of girls who registered for the exams,” said Kaimenyi.
According to the Cabinet Secretary, a total of 446 696 students registered for the examinations in 2013, a 2.3 percent increase with boys making up the majority of the candidates at 243 668.
The overall performance however decreased from the previous year by 0.9 percent.
“Students who scored a mean grade of C+ are 123 365 in number translating to 27.4 percent a decrease of 0.9 percent from last year’s 28.36 percent,” said Kaimenyi.
He however advised the others who would not be absorbed by universities and tertiary colleges in the country that they were well equipped and will make for alternative channels of attaining higher education.
– CAJ News
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