Form ones to report to school by January 17, 2020 as 33,000 are selected to join National Schools; Read full selection details

The Education Ministry has set reporting date for the 2020 form ones to secondary schools to be between January Monday 13th to Friday 17th. This will be about one week after the other students would have reported back to school for the new year.

33,000 students have been picked to join the 186 national schools. According to Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha, there will be no second selection. Magoha says the selection was done purely on merit, choice and equity. He was speaking during the release of the 2020 form one admission results on Monday December 2, 2019.

The CS who was speaking at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD, in Nairobi) said Pangani Girls attracted the highest number of 2019 KCPE candidates; who chose the school as option one. The school attracted 111,817 students. Unfortunately, the school and other most candidates’ preferred schools do not have capacity to accommodate such huge numbers of students. At Pangani Girls, for instance, there are only 336 vacancies for form ones. Alliance National School attracted 83,489 while the Kenya High School attracted 49,727 applicants.

The top candidate in the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) national exams, Andy Munyiri will join Alliance High School in Kiambu.
While top girls in the exam, June Jeptoo and Onyango Flavian, will be proceeding to Pangani Girls and Alliance Girls respectively.

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Admission letters for National schools, county schools will be available for download from the Ministry of Education’s website. Individual schools’ admission lists have been uploaded unto the National Education Management Information System, NEMIS, portal. Schools can log onto the system to download the lists in readiness for the 2020 form one admissions.

Students who chose only two schools, instead of the available eleven options, were unlucky as they were placed in schools they did not choose.

The CS challenged the Members of Parliament to build more schools within their Constituencies to cater for the large numbers of learners; more so in Nairobi and Mombasa where some learners were forced to be placed in County and Extra County schools outside their home counties.

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Magoha has at the same time instructed the field education officers including local chiefs to collect accurate data so as to ensure 100 percent transition to secondary schools. The CS has also urged students who meet the Elimu Scholarships’ requirements to apply.

The Government will continue providing the Free Day Secondary Education, FDSE, funds. The CS urged principals to use the money prudently adding that he will personally do a forensic audit on how the funds are being spent. He warned schools to adhere to the fees guidelines as stipulated by the Ministry. “Parents are advised to pay only the set fees’, said CS Magoha. He warned Principals from turning away students who lack school fees. He urged members of the public to report any case of form ones who fail to report to school including those who may be pregnant.


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Schools placement per category;

1National Schools33,009.00
2Extra County Schools184,816.00
3County Schools188,454.00
4Sub County Schools669,145.00
5Special Schools777.00


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