Girl commits suicide after scoring a C-(minus) in this years KCSE


A 2017 KCSE candidate threw herself into a well in Migori after the release of this year’s results, after she ‘failed’ her KCSE exams whose results were released yesterday by Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i.

Carren Ouma was not impressed when she learnt that she had scored a C- (minus) in the examination done in November after repeating form four with the hope of scoring grades that would see her join university.

According to the results released yesterday, girls’ schools dominated the top positions in this year’s KCSE.

Also, the number of candidates who attained  the highest overall mean Grade (A Plain) in the KCSE examination remained almost equal in 2016 and 2017, with 142 students getting A this year compared to 141 candidates last year.

“Overall, the number of candidates with minimum university entry qualification of Mean Grade C+ and above is 70,073 (11.38 per cent) in the 2017 KCSE examination compared to 88,929 (15.41 per cent) in 2016,” said Dr Matiang’i.

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