Kenya Certificate of Primary Education(KCPE) 2017
- Published: Monday, 27 November 2017 09:50
The results of KCPE 2017 are out and here comes our star Joyce Mueni who has made us proud by scoring over 400 marks after ten years of waiting.The last time a student scored 400 marks and above was in 2007.Joyce managed to Score 405 Marks out of 500 in the just completed Kenya Certificate of Primary Education with the first student in the country scoring 455 marks out of 500.
We had 295 candidates sitting for their exams this year from Ruben Centre and 36 students from a neighbouring private school bringing the number to 331 candidates.The students have done exemplary well with 63 students scoring 300 marks and above.Ruben Primary School managed to get a mean score of 250, a huge improvement from last year's 236 and 5 points above our target of 245.
The school had very high hopes with the Candidates of 2017 because of the following reasons. The Rise Program started with this class in 2014 where each class had a class teacher and an assistant teacher whose role was supporting slow learners in the class.The other reason is the introduction of permanent class teachers who started with the students from class four to class eight which helps the class teachers to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each student and have an ample time to help the students.
Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) 2017 results were released very early unlike other years where the results are usually announced after Christmas Celebrations unlike the past two years with last years results being announced on 1st of December and 2017 results being announced even earlier on; 21 st November. The speed with which this years’ results have been released has everything to do with modern technology. The Kenya National Examination Council spent some Kshs 100 million to purchase some 20 Automated Optical Mark Recognition Machines through the aid of the government.
This year’s KCPE results registered zero incidences of malpractice and this is as a result of the measures put in place by the new Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang'i who has transformed the Education sector within the short time he has been the CS.
We are so proud of 2017 candidates and their teachers for work well done!!