Last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations results were released Friday with Moi High School Kabarak emerging in the top position countrywide.
Alliance High School was ranked second, while Mary Mother of Grace Secondary School, a private school was third followed by Strathmore School which was placed in fourth position.
The Kenya High School came in fifth position while Alliance Girls’ High School was placed sixth. Maranda High was number seven, Loreto High School Limuru eight, Moi Girls’ High School Eldoret nine while Precious Blood Riruta was number 10.
Maranda School topped in the 2011 KCSE examination but last year it experienced various challenges among them arson attacks.
Moi High School Kabarak on the other hand has reclaimed its past glory by registering the best results.
Starehe, Mang’u, Kamusinga, and Strathmore School missed on the list of top five performers.
Education Minister Mutula Kilonzo said boys performed better than girls in the just released KCSE results.
Tony Edgar Ameyo from Maseno School registered the best results in last year’s Form Four examinations in the country.
He was followed by Kiarie Oliver of Maranda school in second position, while Bolola Victor Koome of Alliance High school was placed third. Abdala Hamsa Yusuf of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Secondary School in Mombasa emerged fourth while Elkanah Omaro of Maranda closed the best five students in the country.
Samburu County registered the best results in the category of the ten top counties.
It was followed in second place by West Pokot County while Elgeyo Marakwet came in third.
Siaya County took the fourth position, Embu fifth and Trans- Nzoia was sixth. The seventh position went to Bomet, eighth- Nandi, ninth- Uasin Gishu and Kisumu in the tenth position.
Mutula said the ministry decided to rank district schools to encourage them to work harder.
The best three district schools nationally are St. Teresa School Bikeke, Elburgon Secondary school and Rumuruti secondary school.
Releasing the results Friday at Mitihani House in Nairobi, Education minister Mutula Kilonzo said there was a remarkable improvement in last year’s performance compared to the year 2011.
A total of 437,762 candidates sat the exam in 6,968 centers countrywide. The examinations were pushed ahead by three weeks due to the teachers strike.