1,146 candidates scores grade A in 2022 KCSE

Written by on January 20, 2023

2022 KCSE candidates performed better that the class of 2021, this is according education cabinet secretary Ezekiel Machogu during examination release on Friday 20th, of January at Mitihani House, Nairobi.

The CS highlighted that in the 2022 examinations 17 subjects recorded a significant improvement in performance compared with 11 subjects in 2021 exams.

In total 881, 416 candidates sat the 2022 exams as compared with 826,807 candidates who did 2021 exams, which represents an increase of 54, 609 (6.60%) of the candidates (443,644 (50.33%) male while 437,772 (49.69%) were female).

In the exams, 1,146 (0.13%) candidates scored grade A, compared with 1, 138 in the 2021 exams.

The number of the minimum university qualification grades has risen to 173, 345 (19.03%) compared with 145,776 (17.55%) in 2021.

The number of candidates with a D+ and above in the exam were 522,588 (59.14%) compared with 442,251 (53.29% in 2021.

Despite the increase in the number of candidates in 2022 exams, the number of candidates obtaining the mean grade of E declined to 30, 822 (3.49%) compared with 46,151 (5.56%) in the year 2021.

There were 190 candidates with special needs that 8.80% who obtained an overall mean grade of C+ and above.


A 271 875
A- 1,962 4,445
B+ 6,104 9,578
B 13,520 17,783
B- 21,474 27,245
C+ 33,138 36,950
C 49,191 45,963
C- 62,599 56,469
D+ 70,238 64,783
D 79,935 75,545
D- 84,075 83,683
E 12,760 8,062

14 counties had more male than female candidates compared with 17 counties in 2021 which were Mombasa, Kilifi, Thana River, Lamu, Turkana, Samburu, West Pokot, Kajiado, Narok, Homa Bay, Migori, Garissa, Wajir and Mandera.

According to CS Machogu, the 17 counties which had gender disparity in favour of female candidates, were Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Kitui, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Vihiga, and Kisumu.

As he gave assurance that all candidates who sat for the 2022 KCSE exams will get a chance to progress to other levels of education, he noted that the government is determined to help them reach their destiny.

The CS urged all education stakeholders to work together with the president in spurring the education sector in Kenya as he directed universities and college placement service to establish the number of available posts in universities, colleges and TVET institutions to enable immediate commencement of placement process.

“I also wish to announce that the government is keen to ensure that the credibility and authenticity of qualifications and certificate that we get from our education and training institutions, remain of a high quality,” said the Education Cabinet Secretary.

During the exams release Meldah Baraza announced that examinations print outs will be dispatched to sub county education directors as from Monday 23rd January ahead of form 1 admissions in the 2023 academic year.

Generally, male candidates who sat for the 2022 KCSE national examinations performed better than their female counterparts.

You can access the candidate’s exams results by sending an SMS of the word KCSE, candidate’s index number to 20076


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