Form One se­lec­tion date moved to next Tues­day

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Ministries -

The form one se­lec­tion launch has been moved to next Tues­day.

In a cir­cu­lar to re­gional ed­u­ca­tion co­or­di­na­tors and county ed­u­ca­tion di­rec­tors, Ed­u­ca­tion PS Be­lio Kip­sang said the date has been moved to De­cem­ber 13 from De­cem­ber 9.

“The launch to be presided over by the Cabi­net Sec­re­tary will take place at 8am at the Kenya In­sti­tute of Cur­ricu­lum De­vel­op­ment ,” Be­lio said.

The form one ad­mis­sion will still start on Jan­uary 9. In the past form one students joined sec­ondary school in Fe­bru­ary.

This year’s KCPE re­sults were re­leased on De­cem­ber 1, as op­posed to the end of De­cem­ber tra­di­tion.

Ed­u­ca­tion CS Fred Ma­tiang’i said the se­lec­tion will be based on merit, quo­tas, eq­uity, af­fir­ma­tive ac­tion and can­di­date choices.

The se­lec­tion will also en­sure that chil­dren from dis­ad­van­taged back­grounds con­tinue with their ed­u­ca­tion.

“I also wish to as­sure the pub­lic that all can­di­dates who scored 400 marks and above will be ad­mit­ted to na­tional schools, ir­re­spec­tive of their gen­der, region or cen­tre,” Ma­tiang’i said.

He said ad­mis­sion let­ters to form one students will be is­sued be­fore Christ­mas.

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