Bruce Magata Makenzi has emerged as the top student in the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.
Makenzi from Gilgil Hills Academy scored 428 marks out of a possible 500 marks.
Momanyi Ashley Kerubo from Makini School and Kuoma Charity Buyanzi Holy Family Misikhu Girls Primary School emerged as second and third best KCPE candidates with 427 and 426 respectively.
Speaking to Citizen TV, Makenzi’s father, Jared Magata hailed his son for the splendid performance.
He noted that he was expecting his son to perform but he did not expect him to emerge as the top student countrywide, adding that his son wants to join Alliance High School to pursue Aeronautical Engineering.
“I am in Kisii and I am so happy. I expected he would pass but did not think he would be number one. Bruce is in Ongata Rongai. I think he already knows but his phone is busy, I am not able to reach him
“I planned for him to join Alliance. I talked to him to get the dream school. His dream is Aeronautical Engineering. He is not so much into medicine,” Magata said.
Other top students include;
4. Mbugua Sharon Wairimu – Emmanuel Academy – 426 marks
5.Muteti Shantel Ndinda – Kitengela International School – 426 marks
6. Stanley Otieno Omondi – Rofin Field Junior School – 426 marks
7. Wekesa Naomi – Whitestar Academy – 426 marks
8. Kimani Ethan Karuga – Stepping Stones Preparatory – 426 marks
9. Njeru Joel Junior – Nyagwa Primary – 425 marks
10. Muriuki Victor – PCEA Mwimbi Boarding Primary school- 425 marks
11. Diana Rose Natola – Fesbeth Kakamega – 425 marks
12. Kaderia Emmanuel Munene – New Bambini – 425 marks
13. Emmanuel Kiplagat Ngetich – Moi Kabarak – 425 marks
14. George Morris Otieno – Hill School – 425 marks
Speaking at Mtihani House, Education CS George Mgoha noted that six papers recorded an improvement as compared to the 2020 exams, while three papers recorded a drop.
English and composition, Science, Kiswahili and Insha, Social Studies, Kenya sign language composition recorded an improvement.
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On the other hand, candidates did not perform well in Mathematics, English Language, and religious studies.
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