Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has today,Tuesday, June 15, revealed that new form one students would be required to report to secondary schools on August 2, 2021.
Magoha who was speaking at the launch of the Form One selection exercise noted that a total of 585,942 girls compared to 585,323 boys would be joining Form One this year.
He reiterated the commitment made by the Ministry of Education to ensure a credible and trustworthy process in the selection phase.
“We have strictly applied the principles of equity, fairness, merit, transparency, inclusiveness and affirmative action in the form one selection and that is why the placement has taken longer,” Magoha stated.
The CS also expressed confidence that 100% transition to secondary school will be achieved despite the economic impacts of Covid-19.
“In keeping with the 100 percent transition in public schools, 1,171,625 candidates have been placed in secondary schools. This is after excluding inmates, overage candidates, and candidates from refugee camps,” he affirmed.
He added that out of the 1.18 million candidates who sat the KCPE 2020 exams, 53,000 candidates had applied for the Elimu Scholarship Programme under the Ministry.
“Candidates and parents can now access joining instructions that are available online for all categories of schools through the ministry’s www.education.go.ke or check the results by texting the candidate’s number only to 22263.
“Schools will download their selection list by logging onto nemis portal,” Magoha stated.