The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination results for 2018 were announced by Education CS Amb. Amina Mohammed on Friday 21st December. The list of top 100 students raised concerns among stakeholders as no student from Ukambani schools managed to the top 100. We take a look at top schools per County;
In Makueni County, Precious Blood Kilungu topped with a mean score of 8.32. Makueni Boys came second with a mean score of 7.79, Mbooni boys 7.76, Kisau Girls 7.67, Makueni Girls 7.49, St Joseph 7.42, Mbooni Girls 7.37 and Tawa girls 7.19.
In Kitui, St. Charles Lwanga came first with a mean of 8.09, Muthale girls followed closely at 7.9, Kitui School came third at 7.63, Mulango 7.14, Mbitini 7.02, St. Angelas 7.02, Matinyani Boys 6.93 and Kisasi Boys 6.68.
In Machakos County, Ndalani secondary led by a mean of 7.76, Carmel girls followed with 7.746, Machakos School 7.59, Machakos Girls 7.506, Little known Giraffe education centre 7.35, Lukenya boys 7.168. Muthetheni girls came seventh at 6.87.The giant schools in the County recorded a significant drop.
In KCSE 2017, St. Charles Lwanga topped Ukambani with a mean of 58 followed by Alim high school that recorded a mean of 57.7, Machakos Boys came third in the region with 56.4 followed by precious blood Kilungu at 56.4 and Muthale at 55.27.
According to Peter Mbuva an education expert, Education in Ukambani is slowly going down and stakeholders need to formulate ways to resasitate it. “Most of our best schools in the recent past are dropping, we need to work together to help them out otherwise in the next few years our region that is known for having some of the good schools will be nowhere in the map.” Mbuva added.