Kabarak High School recorded the best mean score in last year’s Form Four examinations, according to a review of the results released on Tuesday.
The school had a mean score of 11.357 and was closely followed by Kapsabet High School, also in the Rift Valley, which had a mean score of 11.125.
Maseno School in Kisumu County had the third best mean score nationally — 10.935 — and was closely followed by Alliance High School with a mean score of 10.853. At Maseno, Eighty-three candidates scored A, 94 A-, 47 B+, 17 B and 16 B-
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Kabarak had the highest number of candidates with grade A, numbering 134, and was followed by Alliance with 123 and Maranda with 120. Kapsabet Boys in Nandi County had 94 A, 63 A-, 76 B+, 27 B and 4 B-, giving it a mean score of 11.254.
Other schools that emerged among top performers nationally were Nairobi School, with a mean score of 10.853, Asumbi Girls in Homa Bay County with 10.759, Starehe Boys Centre (10.637), Utumishi Academy (10.58) and Rang’ala Girls in Siaya County with a mean score of 10.476. Mang’u High School had a mean score of 10.466 while Maranda had 10.45.
Overall, there were 149,717 candidates who scored grades C+ and above, which is the minimum university entry point. Among the qualifiers were 88,299 males and 61,418 females, constituting a ratio of 59: 41. Nationally, some 273,728 students scored C minus and below, meaning that they did not qualify for university admission.