Kabianga High School tops the list of most picked high schools by 2023 KCPE candidates.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, on Monday, December 17, listed the ten schools that received the highest number of applications beyond their capacity.
While releasing the placement results at Lenana High School on Monday, December 18, CS Machogu announced that Kabianga High School topped the list.
The school was selected by 186,357 against a capacity of 672.
Kabianga High School was followed by Nanyuki High School which was selected by over 150,000 candidates.
The school has a capacity of 480.
Pangani Girls and Kapsabet Boys came in third and fourth place consecutively.
Alliance Girl’s High School was the fifth most selected while Maseno School was the sixth most selected school.
Other schools that emerged among the top 10 included Nakuru High School, Butere Girls, Mang’u High School, and Alliance High School.
In the placement, all candidates who scored 400 Marks and above were placed in either the National or Extra County schools of their choice. A total of 42,927 were placed in National Schools.
A total of 1,400,329 secured spots in the schools of their choice.
Similarly, all other candidates were placed in county or sub-county schools, according to the parameters set.
Learners with special needs were placed either in regular or Special Needs schools based on their disability categories, merit, and choice.
“As we reflect on the 2024 Form One placement results, it is important to remember that the choices made by the candidates themselves played a significant role in the outcome. Candidates were placed in schools largely based on merit and choice. However, a few candidates could not be placed using the above criteria and were placed in schools of equivalent standing outside their counties. This number included those from counties with inadequate capacity,” Machogu announced.
The reporting date for all 2024 Form One learners will be on January 15, 2024.