How 2022 KCPE candidates performed

Girls Vs Boys Performance

In the 2022 KCPE, female candidates performed better than their male counterparts in three languages among them English, Kiswahili, and Sign language.

Male candidates performed better than female candidates in Maths, Science, Social Studies, and Religious Education.

Four counties recorded more male than female candidates this year. They are Turkana, Garissa, Wajir and Mandera.

Marsabit, Isiolo, and Meru counties had a higher entry of more female than male candidates.

Some one hundred and forty-seven candidates (147) sat the exam while in hospital.

Four papers recorded an improved performance this year compared to 2021 KCPE. They are English, Kiswahili language, Kiswahili Insha, and Sign language.

The Education CS further noted that six papers dropped in performance compared with 2021, including English composition, Maths, Science, Social Studies and Religious Education.

Age profiles

The number of registered candidates who were 12 years and below declined from 33,627 (2.74 per cent) in 2021 to 31,498 (2.53 per cent) in 2022.

The counties which had the highest percentage entry for candidates who were 12 years and below include: Baringo, Wajir, Kericho, Bomet, and West Pokot.

Machogu noted that the highest number of candidates were in the appropriate age bracket of 13-15 years, a trend that has been replicated in the last five years.

The counties which had the highest percentage of candidates who were 18 years and above were Garissa, Turkana, Kilifi, Kwale and Mandera.