Form one selection for candidates who sat the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) 2019 to join various schools is currently underway.
The selection for KCPE candidates who scored 400 marks and above has already been finalized and the candidates can confirm the schools they have been placed in.
All the candidates who scored 400 marks and above will be joining national secondary schools. Currently, there are about 136 national secondary schools.
If your child scored 400 marks and above, you can find out the school he or she has been placed through SMS.
You will be required to send an SMS (the Index number of the candidate) to 22263. The shortcode works for Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom networks. SMS costs 25 shillings.
You can also confirm the school your child has been placed online.
Admission letters will be downloaded online too. Once you have confirmed the school you have been placed, this is how to get the letter:
The number of candidates who will join national secondary schools comes January 2020 has been increased to more than 30,000 from 29,000 this year.
According to the Ministry of Education, a total of 9,000 needy students, the majority of them from major slums in Kenya will receive funding from the government.
More than 1 million pupils sat their KCPE this year and the government has insisted that all of them will join secondary schools across the country.
Concerns are being raised over the availability of the Infrastructure to accommodate all the students given that the government has not expanded classrooms in various schools.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) says it is in the process of employing close to 10,000 interns to help address the deficit of teachers across the country.
The intern teachers will be paid between 10,000 and 15,000 shillings as gross salary, meaning after deductions, the majority of them will take home less than 10,000 shillings.