173,345 KCSE candidates qualify for university placement
A total of 173,345 students who sat the 2022 KCSE exam have qualified for university placement.
While announcing the results on Friday, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu said 881,416 candidates sat the national examinations.
“The number of candidates with minimum university entry qualification of Grade C+ and above has risen to 173,345 (19.03%) in the year 2022 KCSE Examination compared to 145,776 (17.55%) in 2021,” Machogu said.
There were 1,146 (0.13%) candidates who obtained an overall Grade A in the 2022 KCSE Examination compared with 1,138 (0.14%) candidates in 2021.
The number of candidates with a mean grade of D+ and above in the 2022 KCSE Examination is 522,588 (59.14%) compared with 442,251 (53.29%) in 2021.
In spite of the increase in candidates, Machogu noted that 30,822 (3.49%) candidates received an average grade of E in 2022 as opposed to 46,151 (5.56%) in 2021.
“This clearly leads us to conclude that most of the candidates scored grades of higher quality,” Machogu said.
“Most significantly, all the remaining candidates are legible to join TVET institutions, Teacher Training Colleges, Medical Training Colleges and other tertiary learning institutions for various courses,” he added.
Candidates have been instructed to pick up their results from their respective examination centers. Individual candidate results can also be accessed by sending a Short Message Service (SMS) to 20076 with the candidate’s index number followed by the initials “KCSE”.