In March 2021 Bridge pupils entered the Kenyan Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) for a sixth year. These were the 2020 KCPE exams, delayed from November 2020 because of the impact of the Covid pandemic. More than 2,700 girls and boys sat the exams.
There is no ‘pass mark’ in the KCPE. However, the score determines the type of secondary school a child is eligible to attend. The mean total score for pupils across all schools in Kenya is 250.
- Our pupils sitting the KCPE scored an average of 21 points higher than pupils nationally, the highest in Bridge Kenya history. For the sixth year in succession, Bridge Kenya pupils outperformed the national average.
- At least four pupils achieved 400 marks or more putting them in the top 0.68% of pupils nationally.
- 34% scored more than 300 marks, which gives a competitive edge in admissions to great secondary schools. Nationally less than 25% of pupils achieved such high scores.
- Our best performing boy was Morara Chrispo Oseko from Tassia Community in Nairobi, with an outstanding score of 413.
- Our top performing girl was Kimberly Betty from Lumakanda in Kakamega County, who scored a superb 411.
- Bridge Kenya pupils have excelled in the KCPE since 2015 and are among the top performers in Kenya despite coming from underserved communities.
- Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the education system; Bridge Kenya KCPE candidates continued learning at home using the Bridge@home learning resources.
Our 2019 graduates went on to some of the best National schools in Kenya – including Pangani High School and Karima Girls High School. Bridge Kenya alumni are now attending top universities in the country and abroad, as a result of their strong primary school foundation.