In December 2022 Bridge International Academies Kenya pupils entered the Kenyan Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) for the eighth year. 1,642 girls and boys sat for 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 13.6 points higher than pupils nationally. For the eighth year in succession, Bridge Kenya pupils outperformed the national average.
- At least five pupils achieved 400 marks or more putting them in the top 0.8% of pupils nationally 31.0% scored more than 300 marks, which gives a competitive edge in admissions to great secondary schools. Nationally less than 26 % of pupils achieved such high scores.
- Our best performing boy was Arnold Odhiambo Onyango from Bridge Academy Bondo in Siaya, with an outstanding score of 407.
- Our top performing girl was Joy Catherine Wairimu from Bridge Academy Kwa Hola in Mombasa County, with a superb score of 405.
- Other top performing pupils were:
- Byron Peter Ochieng from Bridge Academy Majengo Mapya in Mombasa scoring 403
- Dennis Muthioka Munyao from Bridge Academy Majengo Mapya in Mombasa scoring 402
- Mark Nigel Ogola from Bridge Academies Sigomre in Siaya scoring 402
- Bridge Kenya pupils have excelled in the KCPE since 2015 and are among the top performers in Kenya despite coming from despite coming from the poorest communities
- In 2022, Bridge pupils scored 13.6 points better, averaging 263.6 in contrast to 250. This difference is equivalent to approximately 0.84 years of additional schooling.
- 58.6% of Bridge Kenya pupils scored 250 marks or better, compared to a national average of roughly 30%, which includes elite public schools.
- Since 2015, the number of girls attending Bridge Kenya schools who score at least 250 marks has increased by more than 30%.
- Girls attending Bridge Kenya schools for five or more years averaged 285.2 marks more than 35 marks above the national average
- Boys attending Bridge Kenya schools for five or more years averaged 281.9 marks more than 32 marks above the national average.