The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results were released yesterday and candidates defied covid-19 to post improvement.
Female candidates outperformed their male counterparts in languages Education CS Prof. George Magoha said.
However, the male candidates performed slightly better in Kenyan sign language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies and Religious Education compared to their female candidates.
The CS also noted that there was an improvement in performance in six KCPE papers compared to last year. English Composition, Kiswahili Lugha, Kiswahili Insha, Kenyan Sign language, Science and Social studies were the papers that posted improvements the CS noted.
Interestingly though, the majority of the students who topped the national exams have defied the societal norms in terms of the careers they want to pursue.
For the longest time or rather the old generation, all or a high majority of people wanted to become doctors, lawyers, pilots or engineers.
However, out of three top 10 students who were hosted on Citizen TV none of them wanted to become a doctor, lawyer or pilot.
Bruce Magata who emerged as the best candidate nationally with 428 marks out of a possible 500 said he wanted to pursue a career in robotics while one of the best female candidates said she wanted to follow her mother’s footsteps and pursue a career in architecture.
What do you think of this break in societal norms in terms of the careers the candidates want to pursue? Are they making wise decisions or is a change needed now and then?
Meanwhile, here are stories making headlines on Opera News today:
“No Politician Will Be Arrested For Hate Speech” Interior PS Kibicho’s Remarks Irks Kenyans
The political wrangles are intensifying and the political rivalry between different political camps keep on increasing. The handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Hon Raila Odinga has really destroyed the politics of the region and tribe with Mt Kenya being thrown into full confusion.
Section of UDA party affiliates and some of the few ODM Party leaders have found themselves in trouble for hate speech. Things are now getting out of hand with Moses Kuria being one of the most-watched politicians & Oscar Sudi Kapsaret MP for hate speech.
“Ashikwe” Angry Kenyans Call For The Arrest Of Man Driving Vehicle With His Legs
Lately, Kenyans have been waking up to scary scenes and sad news of loved ones who have succumbed to some horrible road accident across the country.
A huge number of these accidents have been caused by rogue drivers who were either overspeeding or drunk driving.
Kenyans have been urged to call out and expose all rogue drivers who are not following the set road rules and guidelines.
In another shocking video, a man had been recorded driving a vehicle with his legs along a busy highway.
Uhuru Cornered as Wetangula Gives Proof He’s Being Insincere About Impeachment
President Uhuru Kenyatta has found himself in a tough position following his recent claims that his deputy William Ruto attempted to impeach him.
The Head of State is said to have made the remarks during his meeting with Mt Kenya leaders and elders at the Nairobi State House on Saturday.
But Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula observes that the claims are most likely falsehoods, saying that if it was there, it would be all over the media.