Taita Taveta County did not produce any A in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.
However, Taita Taveta County Director of Education Samuel Wanjohi, affirmed that a number of schools in the county produced several A-.
“I can authoritatively confirm to you that no local school has produced a student with grade A plain, but the schools have produced several A-,” said Wanjohi in an interview yesterday.
“We have distributed the results to sub-counties so that school authorities can check and analyse them. We have many A-,” Wanjohi added.
Despite producing several A-, the county’s schools still performed below the national average.
Dr Aggrey Boys, which was second in last year’s examination, slipped to position three with 4 A-, followed by St Mary’s Boys with 2 A-, Voi Boys and Mwasere Girls with 1 A- each.
About 5,000 candidates sat this year’s KCSE examination in the county.