Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has announced that all candidates who sat for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education(KCPE) exams 2020 will join Form One on August 2nd, 2021.
Launching the Form One 2021 selection exercise at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Magoha announced that 36,252 learners will join national schools.
He noted that a total of 585,942 girls compared to 585,323 boys are joining Form one.
“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,” he said.
County schools have taken 115,325 girls and 98,266 boys adding up to 213,591.
Students who scored 400 and above have been placed in the national schools and extra county schools of their choice.
Special needs candidates have also been placed in regular schools of their preference.
According to Magoha, they have opened up opportunities for children from slums
He added that they have strictly applied the principles of equity, fairness, merit, transparency, inclusiveness and affirmative action in the form one selection.
Further, he noted that 53,000 KCPE 2020 candidates applied for the Elimu Scholarship Programme under the Education Ministry.
At the beginning of this month, officials from the Ministry of Education converged in Naivasha for the form one placement exercise.
The officials had pledged to release the placements in two weeks’ time where the approximately 1.18 million KCPE candidates were to know the schools they join.