Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) George Magoha has guaranteed a 100 percent transition for over 1 million candidates who sat for the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination to be admitted to secondary schools.
The admissions for the 2021 KCPE examination candidates to the over 10,000 secondary schools will commence today.
The ministry moved Form Ones’ start date to May 4, last week, following the declaration of May 3 as public holiday.
These are difficult economic times. “Interior CS Fred Matiang’i declared May 3 to be a national holiday, which is when Form One students were supposed to report.” As a result, it has been agreed that Form One students will begin reporting on May 4,” the ministry stated in a circular sent to Regional and County Directors of Education on April 27.
Even though the government insists that it will work with the local administration to ensure that all of the Form One candidates report to school a week after the rest of the classes resumed learning, the government insists that it will work with the local administration to ensure that all of them report to school.
The ministry has stated that it will collaborate with other government entities to guarantee that no candidate is denied a secondary school placement.
Education ministry officials would be required to submit accurate daily reports on the status of reporting to schools.
Parents/guardians and school administrators are expected to make it as easy as possible for all children to enroll in secondary schools.
Meanwhile, CS Magoha said two cohorts of 9,000 beneficiaries each have been identified from the vulnerable and needy children who sat for their KCPE in the years 2020 and 2021, 18,000 students on the programme since 2019.
“We wish to thank His Excellency the President for providing scholarships under the Elimu Scholarship Programme for the last two years to the less-fortunate children in the slums and semi-arid areas,” he said.
So far, The Elimu programme offers its beneficiaries a fully paid scholarship for four years.
The beneficiaries of the scholarships could not have gone to the best national schools without the support of the Elimu Scholarships.