Larry Madowo, the Kenyan journalist, lit up the internet after he shared his success story despite performing poorly in Kenya Certificate of Secondary School (KCSE) examination.
The CNN Africa correspondent reckoned doing well in the media industry despite the past humiliation over scoring low grades KCSE.
In his revelation through social media, the renown media personality took stock of foreign trips he made in 2023. He disclosed that last year he travelled to 27 countries across the globe, his total foreign trips totalling 45.
The former KTN journalist shared that he scored a B- in his final Highschool examination. According to him, the poor grade brought a lot of humiliation into his life, with some friends pushing him to repeat form four.
“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,” Larry Madowo wrote in a post on social media.
Larry Madowo joins a list of celebrities who have publicly made their KCSE grades known even though they didn’t perform well.
48174 candidates score E in 2023 KCSE results
Speaking while releasing the 2023 KCSE Exam results, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu disclosed that nearly 50,000 candidates scored E.
The CS announced that a total of 48,174 candidates scored E in the released results. Among them, 19,960 candidates are females while 28, 214 are males.
Further, the CS revealed that a total of 1216 attained a mean grade of A. Out of the number, 889 students were from national school.
According to 2023 KCSE results report, 201,133 candidates attained a minimum grade of C+, which is the entry grade for university.
“Over 22.27% of 2023 KCSE candidates have attained a direct entry to university,” Ezekiel Machogu noted.
Additionally, the results of 4109 candidates were withheld over Exam malpractices. 3685 candidates were also reported to have missed exam over unclear circumstances