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January 30, 2017

Kenyan Students Fantastic Results in National Exams

Kenyan Students’ Fantastic National Exam Results

For the second consecutive year, Bridge pupils had an impressive performance in their 2016 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). The Bridge results were even better than last year with students achieving higher grades the more time they had spent at a Bridge school.

  • Five pupils scored above 400 marks (the maximum is 500 marks).
  • More than 25 pupils scored above 380 marks
  • More than 700 pupils scored above 300 marks
  • More than 1700 Bridge pupils scored above 250 marks Students need 250 marks to pass for admission to secondary school.The longer students had been in a Bridge school, the better they performed in these exams. Bridge announced:
  • An average of 292 marks for pupils at Bridge for at least five years with nearly 3/4 of them passing
  • An average of 286 marks for pupils at Bridge for at least four years with nearly 3/4 of them passing
  • An average of 275 marks for pupils at Bridge for at least three years with 67% of them passing
  • An average of 264 marks for pupils at Bridge for at least two years with 59% of them passing

In Bridge schools across twelve counties 70% of students who had been with Bridge for two years or more passed the exam.

Juliann Kimani, a teacher at Bridge Academy-Muthua said, “Before I joined Bridge, I was a high school teacher. I did not feel satisfied with what I was doing. So, when I heard that Bridge was recruiting in my neighborhood, I applied and they took me in. Today I teach children from low-income communities and there is no gratification higher than seeing these children’s life change.”

“I have worked with Bridge for over two years. What I can say is that Bridge is the best organization you can work at. We are a company that is disrupting education as we were the first to use ICT in schools in Kenya. I am proud to be part of this winning team.” said Alice, a Bridge teacher.

Across Kenya Bridge has 405 operational academies with approximately 70,000 pupils.

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Notes to Editors

Spokespeople, teachers and parents are available for interviews.

About Bridge

Bridge believes every child has the right to high quality education and works in partnership with governments, communities, parents and teachers to deliver education to over 100,000 children in underserved communities across Africa and Asia.

Bridge leverages in-depth teacher training and support, advanced lesson plans and wireless technology to provide pupils with a meaningful and life-changing education.

Globally, there is an education crisis. Around 263 million children and young people are not in school and the number of primary school aged children not in school is increasing. Bridge is committed to helping tackle this through a data driven, evidence based approach that delivers strong schools and a great education for all.