New Form One selection rules

Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi (left) with Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang after a stakeholders' forum on Form One selection guidelines at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development in Nairobi on October 22, 2015. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • A task force that came up with the rules was constituted by Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang in July to address the concerns of private schools on Form One selection.
  • The selection of candidates to extra-county schools will be based on the ratio of 20:40:40, where 20 per cent is reserved for the host sub-county, 40 per cent for the host county and 40 per cent for other counties.
  • The document also states that candidates who are not selected into national or extra-county schools will be considered for placement in any of their three county school choices.

Five top Standard Eight candidates from each sub-county in the country — whether in public or private schools — will get automatic admission to national schools next year.

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