Over 201,133 2023 KCSE candidates are eligible to join Universities.
This represents a 22.27pc increase compared to 2022 results where a paltry of about 170k students joined universities across the country.
Speaking during the release of the 2023 KCSE results at Moi Girls High School in Eldoret on Monday, Education CS Ezekiel Machogu said 1,201 students attained mean grade of A.
In school-level distributions, Machogu said that 899 candidates were from National schools followed by extra-county schools with 172, private schools with 143, 5 from County schools and 7 from Sub-County schools.
Machogu added that a total of 201,133 students attained a C+ and above which is the minimum university entry qualification. This was also an improvement from 2022 which saw 173,345 attain the same grade.
Machogu also noted that results of over over 4000 students that have been withheld pending investigation of exam cheating will be released after 20 days while of four students have been canceled due to cheating.
The Education CS Machogu has also ordered the Education quality assurance and the Kenya National Examination council to investigate why over 3000 students who had registered for last year’s KCSE did not sit the exams.
Machogu Further alleges that some schools that failed to attain the threshold of 30 candidates inflated their registers thus wasting taxpayers money.
2023 KCSE students can collect their results from their examination centers or through the KNEC website.
This is as the ministry discontinued the SMS service following hitches experienced during last years KCPE exams results