Over 1.2 million candidates who took the KCPE exam in 2021 would attend secondary schools, according to the education ministry. This is part of the government’s strategy to guarantee a seamless transition from primary to secondary school.
Prof. George Magoha, the Education Cabinet Secretary, stated in Nairobi that the selection and placement of children in secondary schools is done through a computerized system.
A total of 38,797 students were assigned to national schools, 214,960 to extra-county schools, 258,456 to county schools, 726,311 to sub-county schools, and 2,045 to special needs schools.
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 2021 Admission Letter Online
Downloading form one 2021 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 2021 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
Some institutions emerged as the top most favored secondary schools by candidates, much as they have in previous years.
According to Education CS George Magoha, such schools were overwhelmed with applications despite their limited classroom capacity. Even though Magoha blamed the issue on teachers’ failure to provide necessary guidance to the candidates, this meant that the majority of pupils would not enroll in such schools.
“This scenario can be averted if teachers and parents provide suitable professional advise to candidates during the selection process,” he said.
In this article i will take you through the top 10 most preferred secondary schools as well as their principals.
(1)Florence Ngarari- Pangani Girls High School
The school in Nairobi’s Starehe Constituency piqued the interest of 118073 candidates. The rationale for this is self-evident, given that the institution has consistently increased the bar in terms of academic performance.
Florence Ngarari is the principal of the school, which was founded in 1932 and was previously known as Duchess of Gloucester School.
(2)Oliver Minishi – Nanyuki High School
Nanyuki High School attracted a total of 156,003 students. Oliver Minishi, the school’s principal, has a distinguished resume and formerly worked at Kakamega High School.
Minishi has an exceptional track record in Kenyan education. One of the top high school theatre coaches has been named the Physics instructor. Because many students lack the soft skills they need to succeed in life, Minishi’s passion in acting helps to instill these qualities in students.
Nanyuki High School has improved academically under his leadership, even as the school concentrates on teaching numerous technical courses and integrating co-curricular activities.
(3)Virginia Gitonga – Alliance Girls High School
The Kiambu County-based institution received 104353 applications and is noted for its academic excellence. It was established in 1948, and notable alumni include Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu and novelist Margaret Ogola. Virginia Gitonga is the school’s principal.
(4)Kipchumba Maiyo – Kapsabet Boys High School
The institution, which was founded in 1925, has recently pushed former giants like Alliance High School out of the top academic spot. Kipchumba Maiyo, the school’s principal, has been with the institution since 2010. For 99725 candidates, the Nandi County school was their top option.
(5) Joash Aloo-Kabianga High School
Joash Aloo, the principal of the school in Kericho County, attracted 149087 candidates. The school has a total enrollment of about 2000 students and has produced a number of well-known individuals, including former CS Charles Keter.
Aloo is a straight shooter who has previously barred students who have not finished their holiday tasks. Before being admitted to the institution, the boys were required to complete the chores. The school has also been achieving strong academic achievements under his leadership and is one of Rift Valley’s rugby powerhouses.
(6)Peter Otieno- Maseno School
The Kisumu County institution has been a force to be reckoned with in academics, rugby, and basketball. It is one of Kenya’s oldest secondary schools, having been founded in 1906.
Over 110k students applied for a spot at the institution, which is led by Peter Otieno. After being relocated from Baringo, he joined Maseno earlier this year.
(7) Mike Yator – Nakuru High School
Nakuru High School was chosen by 107915 students as their dream secondary school, according to the education ministry. Mike Yator is the principal of the school, which was founded in 1927 as Francis Scott School.
The principal was on the Teachers Service Commission’s radar in 2021, allegedly charging extra fees on students against the ministry’s guidance.
(8)Juliana Kirui – Moi Girls Eldoret
Moi Girls Eldoret, on the Kapsoya estate of Eldoret, is another academic powerhouse that drew 92666 KCPE applicants. Juliana Kirui is the school’s principal. In a colorful ceremony held late last year, she transferred from Kipsigis Girls to the school. Students staged rallies early last year, demanding that former principal Christine Chumba be fired.
(9) Jennifer Omondi – Butere Girls High School
The institution, which is located in Kakamega County, is noted for producing outstanding academic outcomes as well as developing skills in co-curricular activities.
Butere Girls is one of Kenya’s most crowded institutions, with 41 classrooms and nearly 20 dormitories. Jennifer Omondi, a history and government teacher, is the institution’s principal.
(10) J.M Kuria – Mang’u school
The institution, which is 4 miles from Thika, was founded in 1925 but did not begin accepting students until around 1940. The school received 93648 applications due to its track record of excellent academic outcomes.