Education CS Prof. George Magoha on Tuesday announced August 2, 2021 as the reporting date for Form One students who sat for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams 2020.
Announcing the dates during the launch of the Form One 2021 selection exercise at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Magoha said that a total of 585,942 girls compared to 585,323 boys joining Form one.
53,000 KCPE 2020 candidates, according to Magoha, applied for the Elimu Scholarship Programme under the Ministry of Education.
“We have 17,406 girls and 18,848 joining national schools this year,” he said. “We have strictly applied the principles of equity, fairness, merit, transparency, inclusiveness and affirmative action in the form one selection and that is why the placement has taken longer,” he added.
A total of 1,179,192 pupils sat for the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam, with a majority of 889,011 scoring below 300 marks.
Currently, the capacity in the 103 National Schools in Kenya stands at 30,000 while the 531 Extra-County Schools have a capacity of 123,399.
The 1,032 County Schools and 7,325 Sub-county Schools have a capacity of 142,358 and 685,590 respectively.
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