Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i has released the 2017 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results.
Goldalyn Kakuya of St Anne Junior Lubao in Kakamega County emerged top student scored 455 out of 500 marks.
According to Kakuya, hard work and discipline were instrumental to her passing.
“I am really honoured celebrating this, it’s wonderful! I can say sincerely I expected to do well but not to this extent. This has come as a surprise.
“I dedicate this performance to the people who have supported me throughout my journey in education; my teachers, my friends, my parents and the school,” said Kakuya.
Mr Harrison Otanga, lauded his daughter for the exemplary performance.
“My daughter has been leading in her class since she joined the school for her Early Child Development Education. I have always been encouraging her to keep studying hard. I use to tell her that she must never let go other steering wheel and leave the positions to the pupils competing with her. So I am very happy and thankful that she has maintained the position and until she finished a primary school studies,” he said.
No irregularity was reported for the 1,003,556 candidates that sat for the exams.
Of the 1,003,556 candidates, 9,846 scored 400 marks and above out of the possible 500.
The Education CS said all the over 9,000 candidates who managed 400 marks and above would join national secondary schools whether they sat the tests at a private or public exam centre.
2, 360 pupils, however, failed to manage 100 marks.
The CS released the results at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) in Nairobi on Tuesday (21/11/17).