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KCPE 2022: Top Candidates, Schools & How to Check Results
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KCPE 2022: Top Candidates, Schools & How to Check Results

Sheila Brenda Andoi
December 21, 2022

The results of the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations were released on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 by Education CS Ezekiel Machogu.

Over 1,244,188 pupils sat for the national examinations, which began on November 18, with the best student obtaining 431 marks.

In contrast to prior years, Education CS Machogu did not read the top ten KCPE candidates' names. Nevertheless, independent media reports indicate that Otieno Lewis Omondi of St. Peter’s Mumias Primary and Kwaro Makokha Robinson of Christ The King Academy Bungoma emerged top in KCPE nationally with 431 marks each. 

Highlights of 2022 KCPE Results

As the Ministry of Education phased down the 8-4-4 curriculum, the 2022 KCPE exam is the second-last of the exams.

  • The pre-Covid school calendar will be reintroduced beginning in January 2023.
  • 39 candidates with special needs scored 400 marks and above compared to only two in 2021.
  • A total of 9,443 candidates scored 400 marks and above
  • 300,756 candidates scored between 300 and 399 marks.
  • 616,593 candidates scored between 200 and 299 marks.
  • 296,236 candidates scored between 100 and 199 marks.
  • Only 724 students scored less than 100 marks in the 2022 KCPE exams.
  • English and Kiswahili recorded the most improvement as compared to the 2021 KCPE scores.
  • Over 1.2 million candidates took the exam and are scheduled to start secondary school.
  •  620, 965 of these candidates were boys representing 50.32%; 612, 887 candidates were girls, representing 49.7%.
  • The exam was administered in 28,408 centres around the country.
  • 147 candidates took their exams in hospitals.
  • 252 candidates in 9 examination centres were found to have engaged in examination malpractices. The said candidates have scored zero in subjects where they were found to have engaged in examination malpractices but will get overall marks from the other subjects. CS Machogu says, KNEC will nevertheless place them all in secondary schools.

How to Access Your 2022 KCPE Results

1. For the SMS option, simply submit the pupil's Index Number followed by the abbreviation KCPE to the number 20076. The SMS platform is available for all mobile networks and will cost Ksh25 per text. For example, if a candidate's Index number is 123456789, you will send 123456789KCPE to 20076.

2. You can also view the results via the KNEC website

3. You can also access the results from the county education offices and your respective school.

KNEC chief executive David Njeng'ere revealed that the results of the first ever Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) for Grade Six students would be released January 16, 2023. 

"The learners will get individual reports and all these are going to be uploaded on the school portal on January 16, 2023," he said.

The results of this assessment, he reiterated, would not be used to place learners in junior secondary schools following the decision to domicile junior secondary schools in existing primary schools. Instead, the council stated, the assessment was only meant to monitor learner progress.

"Each school will receive specific reports that will delineate the areas that learners had challenges so that they can continue in the journey of improvement," he added.

A total of 1,287,597 Grade Six pupils sat for the KPSEA in 2022. 

Sheila Brenda Andoi is a communicator, journalist, editor, and writer passionate about human-interest stories. You can find her on Twitter @sheilaandoi

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