May 20, 2024

Form One placements to be out tomorrow

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Form One placements will be out tomorrow 11,April 2022 after completion of the process last week, according to the Ministry of Education.

A total of 1.2 million students took the exam, and they will begin Form One the following month, a week after schools reopen on April 25 for the first-term academic calendar.

Inmates, overage candidates, and candidates from refugee camps shall be excluded from the placement.

The Form One selection, according to Education CS George Magoha, was handled in a free and fair way. 

He guaranteed all candidates that they will be accepted into good institutions based on their preferences and performance.

“Affirmative action will also be applied in the selection to ensure learners in slums areas and marginalised counties are placed in good schools,” said Prof Magoha.

Form One placements, Schools’ preference

Kenya High, Alliance Boys, Alliance Girls, Mang’u Boys, Pangani Girls, Starehe Boys, Kapsabet Boys, and Moi Girls, Eldoret are among the schools that many parents are interested in.

Thousands of pupils have been taken off guard in previous Form One placements after failing to gain schools of their choice, despite having performed well and meeting the cut-off mark requirement.

As a result, parents have been transferring their children from one school to another in search of a transfer, only to find that no transfer has been made at their secure institutions.

The ministry has been adopting affirmative action to place learners in national schools for the past three years, with all top five candidates of either gender from each sub-county being placed in top schools based on their selections during KCPE exam registration.

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Last year, the majority of candidates who scored 400 or higher were sent to national and extra-county schools.

This year’s placement is likely to see thousands of candidates who did not score 400 marks and above join national schools, which have the capacity to accommodate over 30,000 students.

In the 2021 KCPE exam, some 11,857 candidates scored between 400 and 500 marks.

Another 315,275 candidates scored between 300 and 399 marks, while 578,197 candidates scored between 200 and 299 marks.

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