Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu was forced to disclose the top schools with the highest number of A-plain grades in the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Exam following an uproar over performance.
Mang’u and Alliance High Schools topped the list with 82 and 72 A- plain grades respectively.
Machogu said there was no exam cheating in the 2022 KCSE exam.
“I have seen misrepresentation and incorrect information. People have said that we produced so many A – plain grades, this is propaganda coined by sadists,” he said.
Machogu pointed out that there was only a two percent improvement in the number of students who attained direct entry points to university.
He said the number improved from 17.49 percent in 2021 to 19.03 percent.
“There is no major change in performance compared to the last two years that warrants the social media outcry. And the figures of Kenyans who transition to university when compared to global figures of 30 percent is still much lower,” he said.
The CS urged Kenyans to stop profiling communities adding that in the Nyanza region, where he comes from, Siaya County led with 72 As, followed by Migori 66 A, Kisumu 59 As, Kisii 50 As, Homa Bay 47 As, and Nyamira with 31 As.
Below are schools with the most A – Plain grades
Mangu High School -82
Alliance High School-72
Maranda High School -68
Kapsabet High School -52
Kaanga High School-49
Maseno School- 48
Kenya High School-41
St Anthony’s Boys High School Kitale-41
Alliance Girls High School-39
Moi High School Kabarak -33
Nyambaria High School-28
Meru High School -22
Kisii High School -22
Pangani Girls -20
Moi Girls High School Eldoret-20