A 9-Year Legacy: Bridge Kenya Pupils Shine In KCPE 2023 Exam
As the country prepares to transition into the Competency-Based Curriculum, the 2023 KCPE results have once again showcased the exceptional academic achievements of Bridge Kenya. With significant improvements in pupils’ scores across several data points, Bridge has outperformed the national average for the ninth year in a row.
This year, a total of 1,724 students from Bridge Kenya took the KCPE exams. Among them were 851 females and 873 males. This marks a significant moment in the history of the KCPE examinations, as it brings the total number of Bridge learners registered for KCPE from 2015 to 2022 to 21,883. Out of this total, 11,068 are boys and 10,815 are girls.
Bridge success in numbers
Bridge pupils have consistently surpassed the national average for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) for nine consecutive years. A noteworthy achievement is the performance of four pupils who secured 400 marks and above, placing them in the top 0.6% nationally.
Bridge is far surpassing the national average for pupils scoring 300 and above with 33.4% of the pupils scoring 300+ compared to 25.7% nationally, despite hailing from economically disadvantaged communities.
Bridge Kenya’s top performing boy, is Victor Nduati Ndirangu from Bridge Academy- Kinango in Kwale County, with an outstanding score of 412. This gives him a competitive advantage in securing admission to prestigious secondary schools.
The resources at Bridge, the books, and the teachers have been a significant part of my success. Bridge has prepared me not just academically, but also as a leader. I’ve learned to guide and look after my peers as Head Boy. ,” Victor acknowledged, attributing his achievement to the supportive environment.
He beamed with excitement,
I’ve gained confidence and made good friends at Bridge. It’s been an incredible journey that I’ll always cherish, he expressed, reflecting on his time at Bridge Kinango.
Bridge Academies have consistently promoted gender equality, with both boys and girls achieving comparable scores irrespective of their duration of attendance.
Girls attained an impressive mean score of 267.2, slightly below the boys’ mean score of 268.8. This emphasizes Bridge’s commitment to providing equal opportunities for academic success.
This year, Bridge’s top performing girl was Flavian Carol Omondi from Bridge Academy – Chiga in Kisumu County, with an outstanding score of 407.
I’ve learned to be disciplined and determined at Bridge. It’s more than just academics; it’s about shaping character,” Flavian remarked, underlining the holistic approach to education at Bridge Chiga.
My dream is to become a doctor—to heal and help others. That’s what drives me every day,” Flavian shared, expressing her passion for making a difference in the world.
Notably, Okombo Frankmills from Bridge Academy Kimilili in Bungoma County and Arkham Shabaki Dzua from Bridge Academy Shanzu in Mombasa also excelled, achieving scores of 407 and 401, respectively.
Bridge’s commitment to providing quality education in underserved communities is evident in the accomplishments of its pupils. With an average score of 266.2, Bridge pupils scored an impressive 16.2 points higher than the national average of 250. This remarkable difference is equivalent to approximately one additional year of schooling.
Bridge Academies’ commitment to raising educational standards is further exemplified by the extraordinary performance across various academies. Notably, 11 academies achieved a mean score of 300 or above.
Additionally, 56 academies secured a mean score ranging between 299 and 250 marks, further validating their dedication to providing quality education.
Moreover, 36 academies exhibited an impressive pass rate of 70% or higher, reflecting consistent academic progress. Since 2015, the number of girls attending Bridge schools who excel in the KCPE with at least 250 marks has also increased by 30%.
Bridge Kenya serves as an inspiring example of how standardized education can provide quality education and help children succeed regardless of their circumstances. It truly stands in the gap to ensure every child, no matter where they are, receives an education.