Matiang’i to launch Form 1 selection Tuesday

December 13, 2016 10:00 am
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He will then kick off selection for extra county and county schools/FILE
He will then kick off selection for extra county and county schools/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 13 – Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i will Tuesday morning announce the students selected to join Form 1 in the 103 national schools.

He will also kick off the selection for the students who will join the extra-county and county schools.

A total of 942,021 learners are eyeing more than 780,000 secondary school slots.

The selection has been going on for the last one week in Naivasha after the release of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results at the beginning of this month.

Candidates selected will be expected to report to school on January 9, 2017.

Matiang’i had earlier stated that candidates would be admitted to public secondary schools based on merit, quotas, equity, affirmative action and candidates’ choices.

  1. He had said that the selection will also ensure that children from disadvantaged backgrounds continue with their education.

Most of the 226,000 candidates who scored below 200 marks may not join secondary schools next year.

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