Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


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

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Jayne Zack
I am in ODM to stay, Busia Depu...

Busia Deputy Governor Kizito Wangalwa told Deputy President William on the face that he was in the Orange Democratic Movement to stay. Read more...

Boda Boda operators in Bahati rai...

Motorbike Boda Boda operators from Bahati Sub county on Tuesday took to the streets of Nakuru’s CBD lamenting over what they term is harassment by patrol police officers in the area. Read more...

Submitted by
Gabriel Ngallah
Human Rights activist lives in fe...

The Human rights fraternity in Mombasa is currently living in fear after the home of one of the vocal human rights champion was invaded on Monday night. Read more...

Submitted by
kel wesh
Poisonous milk powder siezed by K...

The Kenya Revenue Authority has seized two containers with illegal milk powder which had been declared as gypsum board at Mombasa port. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Be ready for protests, Raila warn...

Expect protests if meddling with Auditor General continues, Raila Odinga has said. Read more...

Submitted by
Kenya says will return to interna...

Kenya will return to international markets to borrow when it feels the time is right, National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich said on Tuesday. Read more...