By January 16, one week before classes resume, Form One applicants for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam for 2022 would have been chosen.
Ezekiel Machogu, the secretary to the cabinet for education, stated that the selection’s conclusion is intended to give parents enough time to get ready for their children to start secondary school. But he omitted to say when the students will start Form One.
“The Ministry is determined to place the 2022 KCPE candidates in secondary schools as soon as possible …The actual Form One selection exercise for all categories of schools will be concluded on January 16, 2023.”
The computerized secondary school placement process places students according to their performance, total performance, school preferences, and the capacity of the schools. Additionally, the ministry employs affirmative action to place students in national schools, choosing the best five candidates of each gender from each sub-county.
The 11 schools are chosen by the candidates before the exam. Four national schools are chosen, one from each of the four groups
The ministry utilizes a 15:35:50 ratio for extra-county schools, with the host sub-county receiving 15% of the openings, the county receiving 35%, and candidates from other regions receiving 50%. Candidates pick three non-county institutions.
Since all special needs institutions fall under the category of national schools, they all accept students from around the nation.