Prof. George Magoha, the Education Cabinet Secretary, has announced a new mechanism that will see students who scored well in the recently issued Kenya Certificate for Primary Education (KCPE) 2021 placed in schools of their choosing.
Affirmative action will be implemented in accordance with the methodology to ensure that all national schools in the country have a national view in terms of representation.
The new formula’s goal is to ensure that all of the country’s best students are selected and placed in one pool before being sent to separate national institutions.
Magoha went on to say that putting pupils from different counties in different national schools is crucial to achieving a national education vision.
In addition, he stated that parents will be notified of their children’s placement in schools within the following two weeks.
“We will ensure that all Kenyan children, even those from slums and arid and semi-arid areas, receive equitable, fair, and reasonable treatment.” We must ensure that affirmative action is taken in this country based on geographic regions.
“We will take all of the children’s grades, then select the best from all of those counties and place them in various national schools across the country,” Magoha explained.
During the release of the KCPE 2021 results, Magoha stated that all pupils will be admitted to high school regardless of their grades.