Ministry of Education Cabinet Secretary (CS), Prof. George Magoha, has announced that Candidates who sat for their 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations will report to their respective secondary schools on August 2, 2021.
This will be one week after the other learners have reported to begin their term one.
Magoha who made the announcement, today, while releasing the Form One selection exercise revealed that all candidates who scored 400 marks and above have been placed in national and extra-county schools of their choice.
The top girl in the examination, Mumo Faith Kawee, has been admitted to The Kenya High School, while the top boy, Wanyonyi Samuel, will join Mang’u High School.
He stated that in this year’s placement exercise 36,254 candidates will join national schools, 1,827 will join special needs schools and 201,077 will join Extra County schools.
In the placement, national schools will admit 36,254 students out of which 17,406 girls and 18,848 boys.
Another 213,591 will join County schools and 718,516 will join Sub-county schools.
However, the CS decried the fact that the candidates did not get proper guidance in the selection of schools.
“Poor selection guidance made many of the candidates miss their preferred selection,” Magoha said.
Candidates can check the schools that they have been admitted to by texting their index number to 22263.
By Alice Gworo