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Public schools record major drop in 2015 KCPE

30 December 2015, 14:00 Pauline Nyumu

Nairobi - Public schools dropped in 2015 KCPE performance by 7 points, the Education CS Fred Matiang’i has announced.

While releasing the exam results Wednesday at Mitihani House in Nairobi, Matiang’i noted that the drop was attributed to teacher absenteeism in public schools.

However, other factors such as the September teachers strike and insecurity experienced in various parts of the country have also been said to have contributed to the drop.

Read Also: Where can KCPE candidates get their results?

Candidates in public schools scored a mean of 180.87 points, down from 187.58 points last year.

On the other hand, Private Schools improved by 1 point.

The Cabinet Secretary has called on all stakeholders to take responsibility and play their part in ensuring that performance in public schools improves, saying the poor performance in exams also signals poor performance by each stakeholder.

“Marks must mean something….tests and measures do not measure the candidates alone; they also measure our performance,” he said.

He directed that all counties deal with the results individually, analyzing trends in the last three years and come up with solutions that will help improve the education sector.

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