Candidates from private schools in Western secured more slots in national schools compared to those from public schools.
Booker Academy and Kakamega Hill School were among institutions whose candidates were selected to join top schools, including Mang’u High School, Starehe Boys, Alliance High, and Alliance Girls, among others.
Kakamega County recorded the highest number of learners joining the top national schools, beating Busia, Bungoma and Vihiga counties in Western region.
Moses Mudavadi Primary School – Mululu topped in Vihiga County as it had 65 learners selected to join national schools.
A report released on Monday by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, said 95 per cent of the candidates had been admitted to schools of their choice.
Top candidates and teachers from Booker Academy Mumias said they were satisfied with the Form One selection process. Many of them will be joining top secondary schools in the country.
Fabiola Mukanzi, who came fifth nationally and top in Kakamega County with 437 marks, was selected to join Kenya High School.
Mukanzi wants to be a doctor after completing high school and is determined to work hard to qualify to study medicine at university.
“I want to be a doctor and I hope to achieve my dream when I join Kenya high,” said a jovial Mukanzi upon receiving the news yesterday.
The second candidate at Booker Academy, Isaaq Musenga, who scored 426 marks, will join Alliance High School.
Branson Weche, who got 424 marks, will join Chavakali Boys High School in Vihiga, while John Okoth who scored 419 has been admitted to Kapsabet Boys.
Booker Academy Mumias had 20 candidates with 400 and above marks. The school had 83 candidates and achieved a mean score of 386 up from 385 in the 2018 KCPE exams.
At St Peter’s Mumias Boys Primary School, 40 candidates out of the total 265 scored 400 marks and above. Yesterday, some of the top pupils at the school had received their admissions to secondary schools.
The top pupil Pravyne Otieno, who scored 422 marks, will join Mang’u High School, which was his first choice. Hillary Lumbebe, who scored 415, will join Mangu High School while Walter Adhiya, who scored 403, Alliance High School.
Another pupil who got the school of his choice is Wenceslaus Mulinya, who scored 418. He will be joining Starehe Boys’ Centre.
The top pupil in Khwisero Sub-county from Junior Academy, Lauret Oundo, will join Loreto High School, Limuru. Oundo scored 422 marks