Education CS Amina Mohamed on Thursday launched the Last Mile Form One Admission to trace the 130,000 students who are yet to report to school.
Form One students were expected to report to school between January 7 and 18.
Seventy per cent of the 1,036,220 candidates who sat the KCPE exam last year have reported to secondary schools.
The ministry is concerned about the poor enrollment in Mombasa, Lamu, Kwale, Samburu, Isiolo and Tana River counties.
“This low enrollment rate is unacceptable at this point in the transition process. These special counties will, therefore, be the ministry’s point of intensive focus,” Amina said in a statement.
Through the campaign, the ministry has prepared data packets bearing the names and locations of the students who are not in school.