Form One placement results for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination candidates in 2022 will be made public today.
Ezekiel Machogu, Cabinet Secretary for Education, told the nation that the results of the automated Form One selection will be released today at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.
The Education Department promised parents that all students would progress to Form 1 in accordance with the government’s 100% transition policy.
“We will be releasing the Form One Selection results on Monday at exactly 10 am,” said Mr Machogu, adding that the selection was done in good time to give parents adequate time to prepare for their children’s admission.
The Ministry of Education, the Kenya National Examinations Council, and the ICT Authority oversaw the selection process.
Parents, teachers, and the 1,233,852 candidates who took the examinations have been waiting with anticipation for the results before the start of the school year on January 23. There were 620,965 male candidates (50.32 percent) and 612,887 female candidates.
The government has not altered the Form 1 placement criteria, which prioritize merit, equity, and choice. This means that, as in the past, there will be a scramble for slots in national schools even after the selection.
Favour public schools
Some Kenyans are afraid that the selection will favor public schools, but Mr. Machogu claims that the procedure is fair to all children.
Silas Obuhatsa, chairman of the National Parents Association, urged for transparency and accountability in the selection process, noting that previous selections disadvantaged children from private schools.
“Children should be given a chance to join schools of their choice,” Mr Obuhatsa said, urging the government to ensure children from private schools are also placed in “giant” national schools like their counterparts from public learning institutions.
“Children are equal. Any child who scored marks to join such a school should not be denied the opportunity. Parents are also equal. There are no private or public parents,” he added.
Mr Obuhatsa urged the Ministry of Education to ensure students are not placed in schools they never selected.
“Sending children to far-flung schools they never chose also needs to end,” he said.
The Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) urged the ministry to be fair.
“If a child is not selected to a school of his choice, he should be given a chance to join an institution of the same category,” Kuppet Secretary-General Akelo Misori said.
Automated placement system
He lauded the automated placement system, saying it has been fair.
“An example is where more than 100,000 children selected a school that can only accommodate 600. Even if they all qualify to join the school, they cannot be admitted. The computer system, however, places them where services of the same nature can be provided,” he said.
Mr Misori said learning institutions are similar but due to stability and perceived good performance, some gain popularity among children and their parents.
A KCPE candidate selects 11 secondary schools before sitting the examination. One picks four national schools – one from each of the four clusters. For extra-county schools, the ministry uses a 15:35:50 ratio, with the host sub-county getting 15 per cent of the places, the county getting 35 per cent while candidates from other regions get 50 per cent. Candidates select three extra-county schools, and two county and two sub-county schools. Special needs institutions are categorised as national.
There are 112 national, 776 extra-county, 1,301 county, 6,297 sub-county and 1,301 private secondary schools in Kenya.
How to Check Secondary School Selection via sms code 22263
Candidates and parents can now access joining instructions that are available online for all categories of schools through the ministry’s www.education.go.ke or check the results by texting the candidate’s index number only to 22263. To check secondary school selected SMS your index number to 22263 (the code works for safaricom, Airtel and Telkom). The sms charges ksh. 25.
How to Download form One 2023 Admission Letter Online
Downloading form one 2023 admission letters is now easier. Once you have confirmed the school in which you have been admitted then the next thing is to download your admission letter. To download your letter follow these steps:
- Go to: Form one 2023 admission letter
- Select the county and sub-county you sat KCPE then key in your index number and Submit.
- Click on the link named “admission letter” at the bottom of the page for a copy of your admission letter.
- Use the printer icon to print or download icon to download to your computer.
- Get your primary school’s headteacher to endorse the letter and stamp it in the space provided.
- Finally, present it for admission together with a certified copy of birth certificate
Wazazi bado wataitishwa hio junior sec school, unless sirikali ikuje na Siri ya kuakikisha kua their is transparency on it