Breaking down the 2020 K.C.P.E. results

Breaking down the 2020 KCPE results.

By Murambakania Wanyonyi  (@murambakania)

The stakeholders of Kirinyaga Township Academy were in high spirits after the release of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education results by the Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George A. O. Magoha on 15th April 2021 at Mtihani House, Nairobi.

An Overview of the National Performance

Pupils in public schools defied all odds to outperform their counterparts in private schools.  Out of the top fifteen pupils nationwide, ten were from public schools. The 2020/2021 academic year was clearly not the best season for private schools, for reasons beyond our comprehension. Despite all the tides moving against private schools across the country, Kirinyaga Township Academy did not succumb to the circumstances that prevailed.

Another intriguing element of the results was the way girls put aside the perceived gender stereotype to register exemplary performances. The top three pupils nationally were female: Faith Mumo, Nanzala Wesonga  Angel Muriithi. They garnered 433,432 and 432 marks respectively. The top male candidate was Master Samuel Wanyonyi with 431 marks.

Top ten pupils

The situation was not different here in Kirinyaga Township Academy, with Sheila Nyakio topping the charts with 388 marks out of the possible 500 marks.  She was closely followed by Kelvin Kamau with 385 marks, and Alen Elijah Muriuki with 371 marks. Lee Kimani and Anastcia Karegi tied at 367 marks. Loise Wanjiku, Vincent Mutwiri, Sarah Njeri, Perpetual Karimi and Elvis Njaramba rounded the top ten list as follows:

Loise Wanjiku 363

Vincent Mutwiri 361

Sarah Njeri 351

Perpetual Karimi 339

Elvis Njaramba 315.

Best pupils per subject

Sheila continued to dominate the results by emerging the best pupil in English after she scored 79%. In Kiswhili, Kelvin Kamau showed his presence by leading with 81%. Kelvin Kamau made his mark again by scooping 80% in Mathematics. Stiff competition was evident when Sheila Nyakio and Elijah Alen Muriuki tied at 79% in Science. Elijah Alen Muriuki made the Social Studies & CRE top spot his own by scoring 80%.

Subject Performance Analysis

The entire class had a mean score of 299.86. This is a deviation of +13.72 marks from the previous year’s mean. The best performed subject was Science with a mean of 62.59. This was under the tutelage of Mr. Raphael Mwiti. The second best subject was Kiswahili, with a mean score of 61.59 under Mr. Kenfrey Nyaga. Social Studies & CRE was next with 61.50 followed by English and Mathematics with 60.41 and 53.77 respectively.

Winding up the article without recognizing the Class teacher Mr. Mwiti Raphael would be an unforgivable crime. Credit also goes to the Head teacher Madam Emma King’ori and her Deputy Madam Rachel Njoroge for their fruit bearing leadership. Not to forget the Managing Director Mrs. Sarah Mureithi for her support and prayers.

Much gratitude to the pupils for their hardwork and discipline. To all the stake holderswho have supported us in one way or another, including parents, we say thank you! And to God be the glory and honor for answering our prayers.


Sheila Nyakio scored 388 marks