24,795 students to join national schools

By Margaret Kalekye

24,795 students are set to join national schools next year which is an increase from 23,085 in 2015.

While launching the 2017 form one selection exercise Tuesday at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development offices in Nairobi, Education cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i said 65,331 students will be joining extra county schools.

Dr. Matian’gi said the selection exercise for County and Sub-county schools will take place on 15th and 19th December 2016 respectively.

To ensure fraudsters and corrupt individuals don’t take advantage of the admission process by holding onto admission letters for the selected candidates the ministry will avail admission letters through it website.

At the same time, Matiang’i said there was 98 percent compliance with the fees structure guidelines this year. He called on school heads to stick to the formulated guidelines.

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.

Candidates and parents are advised to check the Education Ministry’s website www.education.go.ke to download their admission letters or send a text message to 20042 from any network to know the schools the students have been admitted to.

CATEGORY                           NO.SELECTED

National                                   24,795

Extra-county                            65,331

County                                      133,785

Sub-county                               492,576

Special                                      1449

Private                                     72,744

TOTAL                                       790,680






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