Kenya’s KCPE 2023 Results: Achievements, Challenges, and the Culmination of the 8-4-4 Era

Kenya’s KCPE 2023 Results: Achievements, Challenges, and the Culmination of the 8-4-4 Era


The long-awaited Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results for the final cohort were officially disclosed by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu on Thursday.

The announcement took place at the Mitihani home, with the presence of key figures in education, including Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia and PS Belio Kipsang.

Remarkably, a mere 0.60% of the candidates achieved an exceptional feat, scoring a total of 400 or above in the results, amounting to 8,525 individuals. This elite group marks a notable accomplishment in the academic landscape.

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A significant portion, 24.29% of the candidates, fell into the category with marks ranging between 300 and 399, totaling 352,782 individuals.

Furthermore, 658,278 candidates received scores between 200 and 299, as highlighted by Machogu, who emphasized the decrease in this range compared to the previous year.

The majority, comprising 48.49%, received scores ranging from 100 to 199, with a total of 383,025 individuals falling within this bracket. On the lower end, 2,060 applicants received grades ranging from 001 to 099.

Machogu expressed that the overall number of candidates scoring 400 marks and above had dropped from 9,443 in the 2022 KCPE exams.

A total of 1,406,557 individuals participated in the 2023 KCPE exams, marking an increase from the previous year.

To access their results, candidates, parents, and guardians have various options, including the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) website, SMS platforms, county education offices, and individual schools.

Notably, this marks the last year for applicants under the 8-4-4 curriculum, reflecting the government’s ongoing effort to transition to a new educational paradigm.

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