-Michael Warutere, the KCPE 2023 top candidate, wants to become a software engineer
-The top candidate who hails from the Riara Springs Academy scored 428 marks out of the possible 500
-The top candidate said the results exceeded his expectations
The KCPE 2023 top candidate, Michael Warutere, with 428 marks out of the possible 500, wants to be a software engineer.
Warutere, a student at Riara Springs Academy in Nairobi, said he hopes to join Mang’u High School for his secondary school education.
The top student countrywide said that while he expected to pass well, he never expected he would emerge as the best in the country.
“I’m ecstatic. I prepared adequately, but honestly, I did not expect this (to top the country) whatsoever,” he said.
Warutere said he did not exceed 410 marks, and he found the science test to be challenging.
“I found the science exam to be as challenging as most other candidates. I hope to become a software engineer in the future,” said Warutere.
He thanked his Kiswahili and English teachers, saying the latter helped him improve in the two subjects.
Warutere’s father, Samuel Muturi, described his son as hardworking and disciplined. He also thanked the school and teachers for supporting his son to emerge as the best candidate in the country.
“He’s a very hardworking person, and we took it upon ourselves to support him,” said Muturi.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu announced the 2023 KCPE results on Thursday, November 23, at Mitihani House.
According to Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, a total of 1,406,557 candidates took the 2023 KCPE.
According to Machogu, candidates had performance improvements in English, composition, and sign language tests in 2023 compared to 2022.
In math and science, male candidates outperformed female candidates by a small margin.
The 9,354 candidates who did not take the exam will have an opportunity to retake it in January 2024.
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