Chingondi Primary School in the Mutharakwa ward of Bomet Central recorded one of the worst performances in the recently released KCPE examination results, a case that has raised concerns nationally.
The school registered 17 KCPE candidates and the highest scored 137 marks, while the lowest scored 46 marks out of 500.
“This is the lowest grade ever recorded at the school, and we are seeking an answer on this vital matter not only from the school’s officials and the ministry of education but also from the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC),” said parent Ms. Joan Kirui.
Ms. Kirui demanded an explanation as to whether there were any malpractices or simply a lack of preparation on the side of the candidates.
According to the school’s official statistics, the top student in English managed 35 percent, with the lowest-scoring 15 percent.
In Kiswahili, the candidate with the greatest marks scored 28 marks, while the candidate with the lowest score had 06 marks, with a total of 11.41 points.
Math obtained the highest score of 26 marks5, followed by 19 points for the second, and 17 points for all 15 applications, with a mean score of 17.65.
In science, two of the candidates received 32 marks, while the other two received just 03 marks, resulting in an overall mean score of 18.41.
Thirteen candidates received a total of three marks in Social Studies and Religious Education, with the highest score being 14%, for a mean score of 5.29.
Despite the fact that some county education officers claimed to have visited the school after the situation became public on Wednesday, they declined to comment.
This comes as most schools countrywide recorded an improvement in the 2021 KCPE examinations.
BY BEATRICE MBUGUA