A candidate who did not attend Standard Eight scored straight As in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination.
Seventeen-year-old Samuel Mutemi Mwangangi was elated on learning about his performance on Tuesday.
“I was certain that I would score either an A or an A- minus,” Mwangangi told the Nation.
When he completed Standard Seven, his mother felt that he was fit to sit the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exam. He scored 376 out of a possible 500 marks.
Mwangangi plans to pursue a computer-related course.
He attributed his sterling performance to his commitment to studies, his parents, fellow students and teachers at Moi Forces Academy, Nairobi.
“People say teachers are parents. I witnessed this at our school,” he said.
He said the teachers went out of their way to guide the students.
In Kitui County, Carol Wambui Kangethe, 17, scored an A grade of 82 points.
“I am happy about having attained what I had targeted,” she told the Nation.
She was a student at Muthale Girls High School.
Kangethe — who posted an A in Biology, an A in Physics and an A-minus in Chemistry — said she was interested in studying medicine at university.
WANT TO BE A PATHOLOGIST
Asked about the medical field she intends to specialise in, she said: “I want to be a pathologist.”
In Machakos County, Machakos Girls High School posted the best results since it was established 100 years ago, according to Principal Flora Mulatya.
The school, which will hold its centenary celebrations later this year, posted a mean grade of 9.45, with seven students scoring grade A-Plain.
They are Brenda Nzuki, Brigid Kanini, Ivy Nangalai, Lilian Kioko, Mwongeli Muoki, Mwelu Mutinda and Margaret Mueti.
The mean grade was an improvement from last years’ 8.8.
Forty-two other students scored grade A-, while 59 had B+ and 58 scored B (Plain).
Only two students out of a total of 214 candidates scored grade C.
“It’s the best performance ever, coming at a time when we are celebrating 100 years since the school was established,” said an elated Ms Mulatya.