Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed released the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results on Monday afternoon at the Star of the Sea Primary School in Mombasa.
Two candidates tied for top position in the 2018 KCPE examination having scored 453 marks out of 500.
The CS said out 1,520,364 candidates who sat the exam, just four had their results cancelled due to exam malpractice.
She said that the four students, who were found blameworthy of impersonation, will be permitted to sit the exam in 2019.
The CS pointed out that there was a slight improvement in the 2018 KCPE performance compared with last year’s.
In the last year KCPE exam, female candidates out sparkled their male counterparts in English, Swahili and Kenya sign language.
The young men performed better in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Religious Education.
An aggregate of 2,495 candidates with special needs sat the 2018 KCPE exam with the best scoring 446.
Of the more than one million competitors, 12,273 attained more than 400 marks while 228,414 scored somewhere in the range of 301 and 400 marks.
Then again 574,927 candidates scored somewhere in the range of 201 and 300 marks while 234,573 applicants had somewhere in the range of 101 and 200 marks.
An aggregate of 2,177 students had 100 imprints and underneath.
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