Education Cabinet Secretary(cs) George Magoha has announced August 2ND, 2021, as the reporting date for Form 1 students.
FORM ONE Students will report to school from August 2, 2021, Education CS Magoha has announced. Further, the CS has said that All KCPE 2020 candidates have been placed in secondary schools.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha disclosed the new dates Tuesday as he launched the Form One 2021 selection exercise at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).
36,252 learners have been placed in national schools. To check which school you have been admitted to, send your index number to 22263.
During the launch, Education CS George Magoha said that a total of 585,942 girls compared to 585,323 boys joining Form one.
“We have 17,406 girls and 18,848 joining national schools this year,” he said.
“We have strictly applied the principles of equity, fairness, merit, transparency, inclusiveness and affirmative action in the form one selection and that is why the placement has taken longer,” he added.
The Education CS also noted that 53,000 KCPE 2020 candidates applied for the Elimu Scholarship Programme under the Education Ministry. National schools have admitted 17,406 girls and boys 18, 848 summing up to 36,254.
The extra county schools have admitted girls 95,646 and boys 105,431 and the total is 201,077. County schools have taken 115,325 girls and 98,266 boys and a total of 213,591.
Students who scored 400 marks and above were placed in National and extra county schools of their choice.
“Special needs candidates were also placed in regular schools of their preference. We have opened up opportunities for children from slums,” said CS Magoha.
However, the CS says the candidates do not get proper guidance in the selection of schools.
“Poor selection guidance made many of the candidates miss their preferred selection,” Magoha said.
He called on headteachers and parents to help learners in the selection process as the competition for top schools was competitive.