Form one selection 2024; All that you should know

FORM ONE 2024 PLACEMENT

 Form One Selection and placement exercise was undertaken to ensure smooth transition from primary to secondary schooling for the 2023 KCPE Examination candidates.

This process has been carried out in a way that ensured fairness in the placement of KCPE Examination candidates of 2023. The placement was based on choice, merit and availability of places.

The 2022 KCPE Examination candidates constitute the sixth and second last cohort of learners under the 8-4-4 system to be admitted to secondary schools under the Government’s policy of 100% transition.

The Ministry of Education is committed to ensure that parents/guardians with learners joining Form One are not overburdened with unnecessary requirements.

Principals should exercise caution while listing the requirements so that the cost of education is reduced as much as possible. Principals should ensure that no student is sent away from school over illegal levies.

Focus on the placement of 2023 KCPE candidates.

The Ministry has placed all eligible candidates appropriately in secondary schools in keeping with the 100% transition policy.

This selection process was strictly guided by the principles of merit, choice, equity and availability of space in placing candidates.

This was conducted as follows:

S.NO CATEGORY FEMALE MALE TOTAL
1 County 107,461 91,566 199,027
2 Extra County 111,105 117,055 228,160
3 National 18,794 20,178 38,972
4 SNE 871 948 1,819
5 Sub County 372,459 387,203 762,610
Total 610,690 616,950 1,230,588

 

In the placement, all candidates who scored 400 marks and above were placed in National or Extra County schools of their choice.

The Special Needs Education candidates were also placed in the regular schools of their preference, while others were placed in special schools based on their disability categories on merit and choice.

Affirmative Action in Slums

The Ministry has applied affirmative action to achieve equity for children from the slum areas. In this year’s selection, 270 students from slum areas were placed in national and extra-county schools of their choice.

This is in addition to those placed through merit and other criteria. This intervention is in line with the government policy to achieve parity in education by considering the needy and vulnerable children in informal settlements in urban areas.

Placement of Refugees

For the first time, the Ministry placed 9,019 learners from primary schools located in the refugee camps in public secondary schools. This is in line with the 2017 Djibouti declaration on Regional Refugee Education that stipulates the need to enhance capacity of IGAD member states to implement commitments to quality education and learning for refugees and host communities.

Counties with limited capacities

The following Counties had inadequate capacities according to their candidature as indicated in the table.

 

S.N O

 

COUNTY

NO. OF

SCHOOLS

 

CAPACITY

KCPE

CANDIDATURE

 

DEFICIT

 

1

 

Nairobi

 

109

 

27,145

 

72,232

 

45,087

 

2

 

Kilifi

 

164

 

31,258

 

41,470

 

10,212

 

3

 

Mombasa

 

56

 

12,801

 

22,360

 

9,559

 

4

 

Kajiado

 

95

 

20,640

 

25,605

 

4,965

 

5

 

Turkana

 

63

 

12,096

 

16,796

 

4,700

 

6

 

Garissa

 

41

 

7,273

 

9,908

 

2,635

 

7

 

Kwale

 

104

 

22,633

 

24,442

 

1,809

 

8

Taita Taveta  

54

 

6,768

 

8,477

 

1,709

 

9

 

Kitui

 

449

 

41,184

 

42,262

 

1,078

 

10

 

Narok

 

171

 

33,360

 

34,262

 

902

 

11

Tana River  

38

 

5,232

 

6,035

 

803

 

12

 

Baringo

 

176

 

18,144

 

18,757

 

613

 

13

West Pokot  

185

 

16,178

 

16,687

 

509

 

14

 

Lamu

 

27

 

3,264

 

3,760

 

496

 

To mitigate the shortfall, candidates were placed in other counties with sufficient capacities.

The above scenario can be considered an eye-opener to an underlying problem that calls for serious early redress in the wake of CBC.

It is against this background that the Education CS will take a personal initiative to consult with leadership from these areas to address this perennial deficit in capacity.

Posted in Education News.

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