The top student in this year’s KCPE is a girl!
According to results released earlier on Tuesday by the Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi, the top student in 2017’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education is Goldalyn Kukaya from St. Ann Junior School Academy in Kakamega County.
The top girl in this year’s examination that saw the gender parity gap bridged further braved her condition as an albino to clinch the top position.
Kukaya had to brave long spells of poor health to emerge the top performer in this year’s examination that saw 49.1% of girls register and sit for the exams against 50.9% boys.
Teachers and students at St. Ann Junior School Academy in Kakamega broke into song and dance after learning about the stellar performance displayed by one of their candidates.
Kukaya’s father is a manager at Western Kenya Sugar while her mother is a lecturer at Kibabii University.
In other news, President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the Education CS to set special supplementary examinations for a special cadre of students who because of compassionate reasons such as falling ill, losing their parents or giving birth may have difficulty doing exams during the normal time.