More than 93% fail to obtain grade nine certificates under external exams

More than 93% fail to obtain grade nine certificates under external exams

Only 326 out of 11,019 candidates have obtained full Grade Nine certificates for external examinations this year.

Minister of General Education Dennis Wanchinga said the first-ever 2017 Grade Nine external examinations were conducted after the separation of external candidates from internal entrants under the revised curriculum rolled out in 2013.
“To give a detailed analysis of this performance, out of 11,019 candidates who sat for examinations, only 326 candidates obtained their full certificates, representing about 2.9 percent, while 6,330 (57 percent) obtained statements

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