How to check form one admission via SMS

By Vincent Kejitan | Tuesday, Dec 3rd 2019 at 13:17
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Education CS Prof George Magoha on Monday morning announced the outcome of the 2019 Form One selection process.

Speaking during a press conference at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), the CS revealed that the candidates could access the information by sending their index number via SMS to 22263. The message costs Sh25.

The same information can also be found at

The country's top candidates in this year's Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams have all been posted to national schools.

Andy Munyiri (440) heads to Alliance High School, Onyango Flavian (439) Alliance Girls High School while Koech June (439) is set to join Pangani Girls.

A total of 1,083,456 pupils were assessed in the 2019 KCPE examinations and 1,075,201 have been placed in secondary schools.

The Ministry of Education has also set January 13, 2020 as the reporting date for all students joining Form One.

Magoha yesterday said the last date students are expected to report is January 17, 2020 and instructed all private schools to complete their selections by December 16, 2019.

“Parents and guardians should, therefore, use the next four weeks to make necessary arrangements in readiness of the academic year,” said Magoha.

Inmates, overage candidates and refugees in camps have been excluded in the placement. Magoha noted a challenge where a sizeable number of candidates opted to select only one or two secondary schools instead of the required 11, terming it 'a suicidal decision'.

He urged parents, guardians and teachers to work closely with candidates in selecting schools to ensure they make the right choices.

“This year we discovered that top candidates have the tendency of selecting a few schools, unfortunately, the top schools that are the envy of every candidate do not have the capacity to admit all of them,” Magoha said.

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