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Official: Mang’u led with highest Grade As in 2022



It is now official; Mang’u High School had the highest number of Grade As in the country during the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination.

Documents tabled before MPs by the Ministry of Education shows that Mang’u High School registered 82 As followed by Alliance High School with 72 As, Maranda High School with 68 As, while Kapsabet Boys and Kanga High schools had 52 As and 49 As respectively.

The other schools in the top 20 include Maseno High School 48 As, The Kenya High School and St Anthony’s Boys High School Kitale with 41 As each, Nairobi School 39 As, Moi High School Kabarak 33 As, Cardinal Otunga High School –Mosocho 28As, Nyambaria High School 28 As, Meru School and Kisii High School 20As, Pangani Girls and Moi Girls High School Eldoret 20 As each, Kagumo High School and Muranga High School 19As each, while our lady of Mt Carmel Mary Hill Girls High School and Asumbi High Schools had 18As each.

Other schools in the top As list include Friends Kamusinga which had 11 candidates scoring Grade A while Strathmore School, Mugoiri Girls, Starehe Boys Centre and School and St Joseph Rapogi Secondary School each had 10 candidates who scored Grade A.

Education committee appearance Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu released the data to the MPs who sit in the Education Committee chaired by Julius Melly where he was appearing to shed light on whether there were examination irregularities in last year’s examination also set the record straight saying that contrary to remarks that Nyambaria High school in Nyamira County had been added marks, it only managed to get 28As.

“It is important to point out that as a national school, Nyambaria High school admits schools from the same pool with other national schools such as alliance Boys High School, Starehe Boys Centre and Mang’u High School,” he said.

He added: “Naturally it should therefore be expected that the school’s candidates will compete favourably with their peers from other national schools. Moreover since 2008, the school had been recording an upward growth in its performance. In 2019, the school had a mean score of 7.96 which grew to 8.75 in 2020.

In 2021, it recorded a mean score of 8.24. The school’s principal had been transferred from Maranda High School in 2018, where he even recorded a mean score of 11.3 in the 2011 KSCE.”

According to the documents, the percentage of candidates scoring distinction A minus and above has been below one percent from 1989 to 2001 which is similar to the years 2016 to 2022 when reforms were done to the examination management system.

In his presentation, Machogu told the MPs that the highest cumulative percentages of Grades A and A minuses were achieved in 2020.

“Notably, except in the 2020 KCSE examination, there is a wastage of students scoring quality grades in KCPE and not matching the performance in KCSE. In 2018 in particular, 1.16 percent of the KCPE candidates attained a distinction, that is A minus and above,” he said.

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Vihiga: Section of Secondary School dorm razed, no injuries



On Tuesday evening, a portion of a dormitory at Ebunangwe Boy’s Secondary School in Vihiga County caught fire.

Billy Maloba, a witness to the incident, estimates that the fire started at 8 o’clock.

“No one was injured in the accident since it happened when the students were doing their night preps in class,” he said.

Ebunangwe is a mixed boarding and day school.

The school has only one dormitory.

“It was raining around that time so it took a while for people to notice the fire,” Maloba, who said he lives a few metres from the school, said.

He claimed that once the fire was put out by the locals, the Vihiga fire department arrived.

Since property with an unknown value was destroyed, the cause of the fire has not yet been identified.

By the time of publication, the school still had not released a statement regarding the incident.

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UoN only Kenyan university among world’s top 2,000



According to the most recent rankings published today by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), the University of Nairobi is the only university in Kenya classified among the top 2,000 universities worldwide.

The leading institution in Kenya is in the top 7% of universities worldwide after being ranked 1,425th on the Global 2000 ranking for 2023.

But due to a fall in the employability of its graduates and its research output, two crucial performance measures, UoN has dropped 20 spots from last year’s rating.

The rankings are being released as the education industry undergoes significant adjustments. In an effort to pull universities out of their current financial mess, there has been an increased focus on university finance recently.

In order to rate colleges from around the world on four criteria—educational quality (25%) employability (25%) faculty quality (10%) and research performance (40%)—CWUR analyzed 62 million outcomes-based data points.

These are measured independently of surveys and information provided by universities. 20,531 universities were ranked this year. Stephen Kiama, vice chancellor of the University of Nebraska, was ecstatic to get the news.

“Obviously we’re delighted. Students at UoN are taught from new knowledge based on research. We have a huge responsibility to maintain the standards we’ve set. The others [universities] know where to go,” he told Nation.

The CWUR president, however, sounded an alarm over the performance of Kenyan universities.

“It is alarming to see only one Kenyan university in the rankings. Funding to further promote the development and reputation of Kenya’s higher education system is vital if the country is to be more competitive on the global stage,” he said.

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Litein Boys students go on strike over change in entertainment schedule



Students at Litein Boys’ High School in Kericho County went on strike on Sunday night,  in response to a change in the entertainment program.

A total of 334 students from Kipsuter Boys’ High School in Bomet County have also joined the strike in a related incident to protest the head teacher’s transfer.

A motor vehicle damaged by students at Litein Boys’ High School in Kericho county after students went on the rampage. Vitalis Kimutai I Natiion Media Group

At Litein Boys’ High School, 1,900 students broke windows in the administration building and lab, as well as destroying biometric registration kits.They also burnt down a motorcycle, smashed a private vehicle at the institution before the administration called in the police.

“Police fired several bullets in the air to contain the students and restrained them from getting out of the compound following the strike” a senior police officer at Bureti sub-county police headquarters in Litein said.

The students are said to have been opposed to the administration’s recent shifting of the entertainment timetable from Sunday evening to afternoon.

The school’s Chief Principal Mr Richard Sang, the board of management, security and education officers were held up in a meeting at the school amidst tight security.

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