Western, Nyanza produce best pupils in KCPE exam

Booker Academy, Kakamega County, pupil Kasana Valerie Najjuma is joyful on November 21, 2017 after scoring 445 marks in KCPE exam. Photo credit: Daily Nation.

Schools in Nyanza and Western performed well in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education released on Tuesday by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.

Kakamega, in Western, produced the nation’s top performer with Kisii producing the best candidate in Nyanza.

Teachers and parents of St Anne Junior School Academy were in celebration after Goldalyn Kakuya, who has albinism, scored 455 out of 500 marks and top the class nationally.

Booker Academy, Mumias, also in the county, had Kasana Valerie Najjuma score 445 marks.

According to head teacher Tom Omuhaka, 40 out of 83 candidates scored over 400 marks.

“This is our second-best performance. In 2011, we had 63 candidates with over 400,” Mr Omuhaka said.