Machogu Says 48,174 Candidates Score E Grade

 Machogu Says 48,174 Candidates Score E Grade

Summary

KCSE 2023: 1,216 candidates score A grade as Machogu reveals revised grading system

KCSE 2023: Results out, 1,216 A grade, 48,174 score E

KCSE 2023: New grading system sees 1,216 candidates score A grade, 4,109 face investigation

KCSE 2023: 1,216 candidates score A grade, 22.37 per cent qualify for university

KCSE 2023: Machogu announces 1,216 A grade candidates, 48,174 E grade candidates

KCSE 2023: 1,216 candidates score A grade as performance improves

KCSE 2023: 1,216 candidates score A grade, 4,109 under probe over irregularities

 

Machogu said that the performance of the candidates had improved from the previous year, with 1,216 candidates scoring a mean grade of A, up from 1,146 in 2022. He said that 899 of the A grade candidates were from national schools, 172 from extra-county schools, 143 from private schools, 5 from county schools and 7 from sub-county schools.

He also said that 201,133 candidates (22.37 per cent) had qualified for direct entry to university, having scored a minimum grade of C+. This was an increase from 173,345 candidates (19.25 per cent) in 2022.

He attributed the improved performance to the revised grading system that was applied to the 2023 KCSE exam. The new system required only two mandatory subjects: Mathematics and one language (English, Kiswahili or Kenyan Sign Language). The mean grade was computed based on these two subjects and any other five best-performed subjects by the candidate.

However, Machogu also expressed concern over the high number of candidates who scored an E grade, which stood at 48,174. He ordered an investigation into the causes of the poor performance and asked for a report within one month.

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He also revealed that the results of 4,109 candidates had been withheld due to suspected exam irregularities. He said that the cases would be investigated and the results would be released within 20 days. He added that four candidates had their results cancelled due to impersonation.

Machogu said that the candidates could access their results through the KNEC website or by sending their index number and name to a specified URL. He however noted that the website was experiencing some technical issues at the time of the announcement.