Machakos girls
There has been debate on there-introduction of individual ranking of schools and students. PHOTO / Chuoni.co.ke

Top schools in counties in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination have been revealed. Details of the top performers in each of the 47 counties came to light as debate raged on the re-introduction of performance ranking of schools and candidates.

The results highlighted the inequality in education standards, reports the Standard, where the top school in Tana River County, Mau Mau Memorial Girls Secondary School, had a mean score of 4.42. By comparison, the overall nationwide champions, Moi High School Kabarak (Nakuru), recorded 11.66.

The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) results released by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i did not have a merit list of schools and candidates. These details emerged after KNEC released statistics specific to schools last week. “Head teachers and principals can now view and download their respective 2015 KCSE performance statistics on the Knec website. The statistics include a performance index and centre mean,” read a statement released on March 9 by Knec Head of Communication Frida Were.

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Here are the top schools and their mean scores in every county.

  1. Murray Girls’ High School -8.29 (Taita Taveta)
  2. Mandera Secondary School- 7.23 (Mandera)
  3. Wajir High School -6.56 (Wajir)
  4. Garrisa High- 7.58 (Garrisa)
  5. Kanga High- 10.45 (Migori)
  6. Nyambaria High School- 9.74 (Nyamira)
  7. St. Francis Ranga’la- 10.90 (Siaya)
  8. Asumbi Girls- 10.84 (Homa Bay)
  9. Kisii High- 10.00 (Kisii)
  10. Maseno School- 11.38 (Kisumu)
  11. Chavakali High School -9.78 (Vihiga)
  12. Booker Academy- 9.88 (Kakamega)
  13. Friends School Kamusinga- 10.28 (Bungoma)
  14. Sigalame High School- 9.30 (Busia)
  15. St. Patrick Iten- 10.69 (Elgeyo Marakwet)
  16. Sacho High School- 10.97 (Baringo)
  17. Moi Naikarra Secondary School- 8.43 (Narok)
  18. Masaai High School- 9.45 (Kajiado)
  19. Mary Mother of Grace Secondary- 10.78 (Laikipia)
  20. Kapsabet Boys- 11.16 (Nandi)
  21. Litein High School- 10.37 (Kericho)
  22. Moi High School Kabarak- 11.66 (Nakuru)
  23. Moi Girls’ High School – Eldoret- 10.03 (Uasin Gishu)
  24. Kaplong Girls’ Secondary School- 9.86 (Bomet)
  25. Kapenguria Boys High School- 10.22 (West Pokot)
  26. St. Josephs- Kitale- 11.01 (Trans Nzoia)
  27. Good Shepherd Minor Seminary- 8.70 (Samburu)
  28. Lodwar Boys High School- 8.30 (Turkana)
  29. Light Academy- 10.90 (Nairobi)
  30. Chogoria Girls National- 10.56 (Tharaka Nithi)
  31. Makueni Boys- 9.58 (Makueni)
  32. Sacred Heart of Jesus Minor Seminary- 6.68 (Isiolo)
  33. St. Paul Secondary School- 8.06 (Marsabit)
  34. Meru Schoo- 9.65l (Meru)
  35. Siakago Boys High School- 9.70 (Embu)
  36. Muthale Girls- 9.65 (Kitui)
  37. Lukenya High School- 10.07 (Machakos)
  38. Alliance High School- 11.35 (Kiambu)
  39. Murang’a High- 10.74 (Murang’a)
  40. Baricho High School- 9.88 (Kirinyaga)
  41. Kagumo High- 10.55 (Nyeri)
  42. Karima Girls- 10.71 (Nyandarua)
  43. Mpeketoni Secondary School- 6.76 (Lamu)
  44. Mau Mau Memorial Girls Secondary School- 4.42 (Tana River)
  45. Malindi Progressive Academy- 8.21 (Kilifi)
  46. Light Academy- 10.86 (Mombasa)
  47. Matuga Girls High School- 7.84 (Kwale)

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