20,291 picked for national schools

Education Permanent Secretary Belio Kipsang (left) hands over Form One selection papers to Turkana Girls’ Director of Studies Laban Kiptoo, during the launch of the selection at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development in Nairobi on January 20, 2015. JENNIFER MUIRURI |

What you need to know:

  • The Education Cabinet Secretary underscored the need for enhanced investment in education and asked private partners to redouble their effort in providing complementary learning opportunities for children, particularly at the secondary level.
  • The CS said that the selection was based on clearly defined parameters that include merit, candidate’s choice and district quota computed on the basis of the sub-county’s candidature strength.
  • It was not also clear how many slots will go to private schools due to affirmative action and the ministry did not indicate the number, unlike in previous years.

More than 20,000 candidates who sat last year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination have been selected to join 103 national schools out of the 105, the Education Cabinet Secretary has said.

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