• The top candidate achieved an outstanding score of 428 out of 500. The official release of the results took place on Thursday November 23, 2023 in Nairobi.

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu made an eagerly awaited announcement, unveiling the remarkable achievements of candidates in this year's standard eight Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination.

The top candidate achieved an outstanding score of 428 out of 500. The official release of the results took place on Thursday November 23, 2023 in Nairobi.

A staggering 1,406,557 candidates sat for the KCPE examination in 2023. Among them, an impressive 8,523 candidates achieved a significant milestone by scoring 400 marks or higher, although this number experienced a slight decrease compared to the previous year's results. In 2022, 9,443 candidates attained 400 marks and above.

Per the statistics announced by CS Machogu, 385,085 candidates scored below 200 out of the possible 500 marks. An additional 352,782 candidates achieved scores ranging from 200 to 299 prints. Moreover, 2,062 candidates could have scored below 100 marks.

In a commendable move, the Ministry of Education has devised a plan to address the situation for candidates who could not sit for the 2023 KCPE examinations.

A thorough mapping exercise will be conducted to identify these candidates, and they will be allowed to take a special exam in January 2024. This initiative ensures that every student has a fair chance to fulfil their academic potential and progress to Form One.

CS Machogu emphasized the ministry's commitment to providing equal opportunities for all students, stating, "We have allowed them to sit for a special examination in January 2024 so that they can also be able to join Form One."