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Form One Students to report by August 7

All the 1,171,265 form one students who were selected to join form one are expected to report to their new schools from Monday 2nd to Friday 7th   of August 2021.

Efforts have been put in place to ensure the form one students who will be the 4th cohort of 100 per cent transition policy transit to secondary school.

Dr. Sarah Ruto, Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Ministry of Education (2nd left) with from left: Afred Cheruiyot, Principal Secretary Post Training Skills Development, CAS Mumina Banaya, fellow CAS, (right) and Chief Principal, St. George’s Girls Secondary school, speaks with reporting students on August 2, 2021 when she inspected the on-going form one students reporting and admission the Girls Secondary school in Nairobi. Photo by Kibet Cheptumo

Education Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Sara Ruto said all schools were required to put in place measures that will enable the students settle down well in their new schools.

Speaking at St. Georges Girls Secondary School in Nairobi, where she had visited to monitor the reporting of form one students, Dr. Ruto said the schools are also expected to have in place elaborate admission and induction or orientation programmes to enable the learners settle down for the 4-year cycle of Education.

“Studies have shown that new learners who are inducted properly on admission have a higher completion rate,” she added.

The CAS called upon all field officers to ensure that admission of all learners are done in National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) and that schools capture their learners in the system.

The CAS said where parents and guardians had applied for change of placement and were successful the changes should be effected in NEMIS.

“We are also advising parents and guardians to send the index number to short code 22263 to confirm, download the new letter, if applicable and proceed as guided in the joining instructions,” said Ruto.

The CAS said students who will be admitted in schools are only those who appear on the current NEMIS list of that school, adding that the joining instructions must also be stamped by the head teacher of the primary school where they sat the exam.

“All deferred admissions will be done offline and processed later. The County Director of Education must ascertain all such cases beforehand,” said Ms. Ruto and warned that no school will be allowed to admit a learner in the system who has not physically reported to the school.

The CAS also told learners who are not able to take up their places on the stipulated dates to inform the schools in advance and where schools are facing admission challenges, the heads should inform the Director, Secondary Education immediately.

By Bernadette Khaduli

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