Top Special Needs Candidate Scores 419 In 2022 KCPE


The top special needs candidate in the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination has scored 419 marks.

Speaking during the release of the exam on Wednesday at Mitihani house, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu stated that seven special needs students scored above 400 marks representing 0.29 per cent.

CS Machogu observed that the candidates have shown an improvement compared to last year when only two managed to score above 400 marks. 

According to the results, 296 candidates scored between 300-400 marks representing 12.2 percent, and 838 scored between 200-299 marks representing 34.6 percent.

1,270 special needs students scored between 100 -199 marks representing 12.2 percent.

6 students students scored between 1 to 99 marks.

2,417 special needs students sat the exam.

The top overall candidate scored 431 which marks improvement from the 2021 exam.

CS Machogu commended the class of 2022 for registering an incredible performance and bearing a spirited academic campaign that defied the “triple-challenge” occasioned by a General Election, COVID-19, and a disrupted school calendar.

Meanwhile, the Kenya National Examinations Council CEO David Njeng’ere has announced that over 1.6 million Grade 6 learners who sat for the inaugural Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) will know their results on January 16, 2023.

According to the Kenya National Examinations Council CEO, David Njeng’ere, KNEC will release three reports.

The three reports will include, individual learners’ reports, school-specific reports, and the national report on school-based and summative assessment are the three reports.

Njeng’ere noted that the national report will highlight the areas that require assistance as well as the number of learners at each performance level per topic who require intervention, while individual school report will be tailored to each school and will highlight areas where students face difficulties and where schools require further assistance.


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