5 February 2013

Kenya: Thousands of Children Miss Secondary School Slots

Nairobi — Over 119,000 candidates who sat the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in 2012 are set to miss slots in the Secondary school selection process, Education Ministry's Permanent Secretary has said.

Professor George Godia was speaking on Monday 04 at the Kenya Institute of Education at the beginning of a week-long process to select students to join public secondary schools.

"The selection is pegged on best performers, choice of candidates, gender and the special needs category," said Prof Godia.

Of the 811,930 who sat for the KCPE, 628,051 managed to secure places in Secondary schools.

Education minister Mutula Kilonzo termed the selection process as transparent and based on merit and warned parents against fraudsters promising to get their children places in public secondary schools.

The Form one students are expected to report to school between February 18 and 28.

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