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How Kenyan secondary schools will admit form ones

By Augustine Oduor | Published Wed, December 31st 2014 at 00:00, Updated December 30th 2014 at 18:57 GMT +3

An education team's report has proposed schools be divided into six categories for Form One admission. Public schools are 7,325 against 921 private ones.

National schools

They are 105. The enrollment is 99,385, representing five per cent of the total secondary school population.

Extra County

Boarding schools with a mean score of 6.5 and above. They are 283. 40 per cent of admissions must be from the county, 40 per cent from across the country and 20 per cent from the host district. 36,115 students joined this year.

County schools

Former provincial boarding schools that admit from the host county and based on the district's KCPE candidature. The host district gets 20 per cent allocation and the remainder comes from the county.

Sub County

Day schools and former provincial schools with a day wing. Students are all from the host district. There are about 5,699 with 1.3 million students.

Special needs schools

Cater for students living with disabilities. There are three, plus 68 integrated ones with a population of 3,132.

Private schools

Owned by NGOs and individuals, they admitted 59,705 students this year and have 165,000 students in total.

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