The ministry of Education has announced that the placement of over 1.2 million pupils who sat their KCPE exams in March this year has been finalized.
Education Cabinet Secretary prof. George Magoha who was speaking in Nairobi, he noted that the selection and placement of students in secondary schools was done through a computerized system.
A total of 38,797 candidates were placed in national schools, 214,960 in extra county, 258,456 in countyschools, 726,311 in Sub-county schools and 2,045 in special needs schools.
Candidates and parents or guardians 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 index number only to 22263.
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To check secondary school selected SMS your index number to 22263 (the code works for safaricom, Airtel and Telkom). The sms charges ksh. 25.
All form One students who have been selected to join secondary schools will be required to report to school as from Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
Magoha stated that his Ministry will work hand in hand with the Ministry of Interior under the patronage of CS Fred Matiang’i to see to it that all learners join secondary schools.
“All our 1,225,505 KCPE 2021 candidates whose results we released just two weeks ago have found places in our 9,200 public schools,” stated CS Magoha.
The CS noted with concern that a number of KCPE candidates struggled with selecting schools noting that they had not received proper guidance on the same. He urged parents and teachers to step in and assist them in the process.