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New guidelines to be followed in Form 1 selection

There will be a lot of emphasis to ensure more candidates join Form One--Matiang'i.

There will be a lot of emphasis to ensure more candidates join Form One–Matiang’i.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 31 – Form 1 selection for the 2015 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates will kick off on Jan 21, 2016.

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i who released the results on Wednesday assured that the process will conducted fairly across the country.

“My ministry takes keen interest in the selection of candidates for available form one places to ensure fairness. It is for this reason that my ministry has put in place mechanisms to ensure that form one selection for the 2015 KCPE examination cohort commences within the next two weeks,” he stated.

Aggrey Akhanyinya of St Joseph’s Academy in Kakamega was this year’s top candidate in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education after scoring 449 marks out of the possible 500.

“I worked very hard and you can see the results, when I grow up I want to become a neurosurgeon,” he said.

He was followed by Wilson Muragu, Linus Munene Kirianki and Collins Kipkoech of Chelsa Academy in Bomet who tied with 446 marks.

The Cabinet Secretary said next year’s selection will be different from the previous years after the ministry reviewed the admission guidelines.

“There will be a lot of emphasis to ensure more candidates join Form One,” he said.

The role of County Education boards in ensuring that more candidates are absorbed in secondary schools has also been considered.

“County Education Boards will ensure that no child is denied admission in a public school,” Matiang’i pledged and warned against subjecting candidates to any form of tests when seeking admission in public schools.

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Over 937, 000 candidates sat for the 2015 KCPE whose results were released on Wednesday.


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