The Ministry of Education is set to begin the Form One selection for the 2020 KCPE candidates on Friday, May 28, in a process that will try to achieve the 100 percent transition as promised by the government.

According to a report by Nation, the top five candidates of either gender in every sub-county will be placed at the national schools of their choice.

The report also indicated that marks may be lowered for admission to national and extra county schools to accommodate more students


See also  TSC promotion interviews: New marking scheme & questions

“The criteria will not depend on whether schools will have to lower the entry level marks, it will be based on the competitive nature of the schools as well as capacity.

“Each sub-county has a slot for a national school, but not all candidates choose that school. This means that it depends on the choices selected by the candidate,” Buhere stated.
He also noted that students who scored over 400 marks may also miss out on a chance of joining their preferred national schools based on their selections.

See also  TSC: All types of allowances paid to teachers in Kenya 2020

You may like this: KUCCPS Student portal login for 2021/2022 Admission Application

He gave an instance where over 300,000 candidates may apply for a top national school such as Alliance Boys high School, the top five candidates who selected Alliance as their first choice will be given first priority as opposed to top candidates who selected the school as their second choice.

He noted that the same principle would apply to both extra county and county schools.

Further, in order to achieve 100 per cent transition, he stated that schools would have to accommodate extra students.

See also  How to Confirm 2021 KCPE, KCSE Registration Details Via SMS CODE

You may like this: List of Best Secondary Scholarships for KCPE Candidates to apply in 2021

His sentiments were echoed by KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion who encouraged the students to concentrate on their studies as opposed to the choice of schools.

The KNUT boss also urged parents to encourage their children to attend the schools selected for them by the Ministry.

You may like this: KNEC Contracted professional receive their payments

“There is no school in Kenya that lacks resources. All schools are the same whether public or national or day schools,” Sossion stated.




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here