Simiyu Robinson Wanjala, a student of Murang’a High School, is the best performer nationwide in the national secondary school examinations of 2020.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha made the announcement on Monday, while releasing results of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.
Mr Wanjala attained a mean score of 87.334, CS Magoha said, adding that the second best candidates were Wasonga Allan Udoma of Agoro Sare high school and Sharon Chepng’eno Cherer, who both had scores of 87.173.
They were followed by Rob Ongare (87.173), Mbugua Esther (87.113), Kipkoech Mark, (87.106), Kenneth Orange, (87.049), Henry Madaga (87.046), Patience Chepkorir (87. 046,) and Musomba Edith (87.013).
A total of 747,161 candidates sat for the examinations at 10,565 centres across the country, according to Dr Mercy Karogo, the acting chief executive officer of the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec).
Some 752,891 candidates registered for the KCSE exam but 5,730 of them missed the tests.
The exams were marked by 25,135 examiners.
Making the list of the top 10 students in the country are:
Simiyu Robinson Wanjala-87.334
Mbugua Esther- 87.113
Kipkoech Mark- 87.106
Kenneth Orange- 87.049
Henry Madaga- 87.046
Patience Chepkorir- 87. 046
Musomba Edith- 87.013
Students who took the exams can check their results by texting their index numbers to the SMS code 20076.
This year, 287 results have been canceled.
211 students, according to CS Magoha, had unauthorized materials, including writing on white shirts.
45 mobile phones were confiscated during the exam period.