CNN journalist Larry Madowo has come out to give hope to students who did not perform well in 2023 KCSE exams whose results were released on Monday January 8.

Larry said that he was also in a similar situation but that did not define his future as he has been to 45 different countries in one year.

According to him, he was pushed to repeat form four after getting a B-.

“I “failed” KCSE but I did 45 foreign trips last year – 27 countries. My B- in the national exam was so bad I was getting pushed to repeat Form 4! Mtu asikupimie hewa. I went to so many places I got tired of doing this recap. Nobody will watch it to the end anyway,” he said.

Among the countries that Larry has visited are Egypt, Switzerland, Portugal, Morocco, Nepal, Rwanda, Norway, Nigeria, USA, Tanzania, Netherlands, South Africa among others.


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899, 453 sat for the examinations but only 201, 133 managed to gain direct entry to university by scoring a minimum of C+. The rest scored D+, D- and E.

The ministry of Education however said that it would launch an investigation on the massive failure.

“I am pained by the fact that a large number of candidates (48,174 or 5.33%) still ended up scoring 38 a mean grade of E in the 2023 KCSE Examination even after the Ministry used a more flexible system of computing the final overall candidate results.

“As a Country, we must start interrogating data and evidence to enable us to make critical decisions that would ensure that we realise our return on investment from all the resources that the Government puts into the education sector,” Education CS Ezekiel Machogu said.


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