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Selection of Form One students to be done in two weeks

More students qualified to join national schools compared to the previous year. [Kibata Kihu, Standard]

The Form One selection will be done in the next two weeks, according to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.

Prof Magoha directed Education officials to ensure the exercise is completed within the set timelines.

“So when you leave here, don’t go and sleep until the selection exercise is completed,” said Magoha when he released KCPE exam results in Nairobi yesterday.

A total of 1,214,031 candidates sat the exam and all of them are expected to join secondary schools.

Based on the results, more students qualified to join national schools compared to the previous year. In 2020, 8,091 candidates scored between 400 and 500 marks. The number increased to 11,857 in the 2021 exam.

“The ministry has put in place measures to ensure the selection is conducted as soon as possible to ensure the candidates join Form One soonest possible given that the next academic year is heavily shortened,” said Magoha.

The CS was upbeat that all the candidates will transition to secondary school. But since the 100 per cent transition policy was introduced, school managers and administrators have been complaining of congestion resulting from the high number of students who strain limited resources and infrastructure.