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2023 KCPE Performance Analysis Countrywide

This year’s exams attracted 1,406,557 million candidates.

The 2023 cohort was the last to sit the KCPE exams as the ministry works on phasing out the 8-4-4 curriculum

The top candidate for the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) scored 428 marks out of 500.

8,523 candidates scored above 400 marks which translates to 0.60  percent

Those who scored between 300 to 399 marks were 352,782 which was a 24.29%

658,278  candidates scored between 200 to 299 marks  which was 48.49%

Those who scored between 100 to 199 marks were 383,025, while those who scored between 0 to 99 marks were 2,060 candidates.

Only two candidates for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination were involved in malpractice. 

Candidates, their parents, and guardians can access the results through the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) website, SMS platforms, county education offices and their respective schools.

For the SMS option, the candidates should send their index number, followed by the initials KCPE (in capital letters) to 40054 in order to access the results.

NOTE: A special KCPE exam will be administered in January 2024 for 9,354 candidates who missed the last 8-4-4 primary school national assessment, CS Machogu announced.

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