Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha inspects 2019 KCSE Chemistry Practical exams in a Nairobi school. This year's Chemistry practical has been doffed by cheating claims and assertions that one of the reagents used is very poisonous.
Form 4 Chemistry Notes

Secondary schools are eyeing thousands of 2019 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, candidates who failed to get the minimum University entry grade so as to enroll them to repeat; this year. In passionate messages circulated on Social Media platforms, the schools seek to recruit candidates who scored mean grades of C- (minus) and C (plain).

Most schools are offering various incentives so as to attract as many repeaters as possible in what is seen as a move to increase their overall performance.


“Good morning. kindly connect me to any candidate who scored a C (plain) and C-(minus) respectively in last year’s k.c.s.e and he/she is willing to repeat for a free scholarship,” reads one of such messages.

Other schools are even ready to offer more incentives, including: paying registration fees for the repeaters and giving them pocket money.

“Are you a candidate who sat for K.C.S.E. 2019 and obtained C (plain) or C-(minus) and you believe that you can add value again at ….. partnering with well wishers is willing to give a SCHOLARSHIP to you in 2020 in form 4 so that u can unleash your full potential,” reads yet another message.

According to the latest circular from KNEC, the registration of candidates for the 2020 KCPE, KCSE and KCSE QT examinations will start from 2nd January 2020 and end on 15th February, 2020.

The government of Kenya pays examination fees for all candidates in public and private schools except repeaters, prisoners, private candidates and non Citizens.

“Any 2019 female candidate with a mean grade of C and wishes to repeat form four 2020. Full year fee shall be provided,” read,  yet,  another advert.

A total of 697,222 candidates sat the 2019 KCSE exams in 10,287 centres countrywide; with 63, 102 scoring C (plain) and 83,358 others managing C- (minus).

These candidates are eligible to join diploma courses, but others may opt to repeat so as to try and achieve university entry. A total of 125,746 candidates scored mean grade of C+ and above in KCSE 2019 exams.

GRADE COUNT FOR THE 2019 KCSE EXAMINATION BY CATEGORY OF SCHOOLS

SCHOOL CATEGORY A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E
NATIONAL 495 3,200 4468 4601 4074 3644 3200 2417 1442 988 856 338
EXTRA COUNTY 61 1621 5314 10147 13736 17070 21373 22339 17361 11028 3797 279
COUNTY 0 135 899 2785 5223 7853 12618 18457 23503 27170 19565 2089
SUBCOUNTY 4 232 1358 4843 9519 14206 21505 34572 52567 87715 108167 17894
PRIVATE 67 608 1327 2102 2788 3366 4406 5573 6814 10812 19954 8718
TOTAL 627 5796 13366 24478 35340 46139 63102 83358 101687 137713 152339 29318

 

OVERALL NATIONAL GRADE SUMMARY FOR 2019 KCSE EXAMINATIONS

GENDER A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E
FEMALES 269 2,172 5145 9803 14961 21425 32084 43083 51813 69809 76198 12936
MALES 358 3624 8221 14675 20379 24714 31018 40275 49874 67904 76141 16382
TOTAL 627 5796 13366 24478 35340 46139 63102 83358 101687 137713 152339 29318

 

RELATED LINKS: