Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu (right) receives the 2022 KCPE exam results from Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang at Mitihani House in Nairobi, on December 21, 2022. Photo/PD.

2023 KCPE Results: Majority of Candidates Scored Between 200 and 299 Marks

The results for 2023 KCPE have been released.

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu released the results on Thursday, November 23, 2023, at Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) headquarters at Mtihani House, Nairobi.

Over 1.4 million candidates sat for the 2023 KCPE, the last one under the 8-4-4 education system being replaced by the Competency-Based Curriculum.

Releasing the results, CS Machogu said the top candidate scored 428 marks.

There were 8,525 candidates that scored over 400 marks representing 0.6 percent of all the pupils that sat for KCPE this year. This is a slight drop compared to last year when 9,443 candidates had at least 400 marks.

Candidates that had between 300 and 399 marks were 352,782 which is 24.92 percent.

However, almost half of the candidates scored between 200 and 299 marks. Data from the Ministry of Education indicate that candidates under this category were 658,278 which represents 48.49 per cent.

In addition, 383,025 candidates scored between 100 and 199 marks while 2,060 candidates had between 001 and 099 marks.

Form one placement of the students is now expected to start this Monday.

The process, according to CS Machogu will be concluded within two weeks.

Summary of 2023 KCPE Results

  • Top candidate – 428 marks
  • 400-500 marks – 8,525 (0.6%)
  • 300-399 marks – 352,782 (24.92%)
  • 200-299 – 658,278 (48.49%)
  • 100-199 – 383,025 (27.05%)
  • 001-099 – 2,060 (0.15%)
  • Total candidates – 1,406,5057 (99.34%)

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