Education cabinet secretary has revealed that the 2021 KCPE candidates who received their results last week will know secondary schools they have been placed next week.
Speaking at Kenya High school on Wednesday where he commissioned a CBC classroom Magoha reaffirmed that all learners who sat this year’s will join form one under the 100 per cent transition policy.
The CS exuded confidence that the selection exercise will be fair and unbiased.
He further noted that affirmative action will be applied to ensure all national schools in the country have a national outlook in terms of representation.
“I want a Samburu girl who has done exam in Maralal to be in Kenya High School, whether anybody likes it or not we shall do that,” Magoha said.
“I would want also a child from Thika who has done his exam at Kiandutu primary school…or one from either Kibera or somewhere in Mlango Kubwa,” he added.
According to the affirmative action, top five candidates of either gender from every sub-county are placed in national schools based on the choices they made when registering for KCPE exam.
In the KCPE 2021 exam, a total 11,857 candidates scored between 400 and 500 marks in the exam.
On the other hand those who scored between 300 marks and 399 are 315,27 while 578,197 scored between 200 and 299 marks.
A student who scored at least 380 marks has high chances of joining any of the prestigious national school. However, this is subject to whether the learner developed interest in the school while registering for KCPE exam.