The KCPE Candidate Who Missed His English Paper
While announcing the 2020 KCPE results Education CS Prof. George Magoha noted with a lot of concern a unique case of a candidate by the name Titus Musili from Kaunguni primary school in Kitui County who had been sent home from school over flimsy grounds.
He ended up missing the English Composition paper. The CS had to intervene and order that he return to the examination room.
The CS said that the boy completed his examinations and he is among the candidates who received their examinations yesterday.
Candidates With Special Needs
The number of candidates who sat the KCPE examination under special circumstances, including those who sat the examination in hospitals, increased from 1,176 in the year 2019 to 1,255 in 2020.
The highest SNE candidate scored 420 marks compared with the top candidate who scored 414 marks in 2019 KCPE out of the possible 500 marks. This improvement further underscores the fact that performance in the 2020 KCPE was commendable and that SNE children, given a fair and conducive environment, can excel.
The number of candidates with Special Needs was higher in the year 2020 (2,675) when compared to that of 2019 (2,407).
The categories with the highest number of candidates with special needs in the 2020 KCPE examination were those with physical disabilities (1,201), followed by those with hearing impairment (738).
The Ministry remains committed to assisting learners with special needs to do well in their studies.