Alliance Girls made a dramatic comeback to the top of the charts as it registered 25 straight As in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. The school’s top candidates had 82 points.

It was closely followed by Kenya High School, which had 21 candidates with grade A, seven of them of 82 points. Few schools had grade A.

And girls generally had a field day. Out of the top 20 candidates nationally, 16 were girls.

However, the best overall candidate nationally was Jacob Wekesa of Alliance High School with straight A’s of 86.794 points.

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, who released the results, commended Alliance Girls and Kenya High, saying they have consistently posted credible and believable results over time while other schools posted unrealistic grades.

“I must commend some girls schools that, unlike many other schools, nearly maintained their achievement of top mean grades in the 2016 KCSE, including Alliance Girls and The Kenya High School.