KCPE 2021: Govt Announces Date for Secondary Admission

  • Julius Jwan, the Principal Secretary in the State Department for Vocational and Technical Training at a past function in 2020
    Principal Secretary for Early learning and Basic Education, Dr. Julius Jwan at a past function in 2020
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  • PS for Early Learning and Basic Education, Dr. Julius Jwan said that all KCPE candidates would be admitted to form one in July 2021 under the 100 percent transition policy.

    Jwan was speaking to pupils at Testimony Primary school in Eldoret where he was monitoring the opening of KCPE exams.
     
    The KCPE examinations commenced on Monday, March 22 and will end on Wednesday, March 24 while KCSE examinations are set to begin on Friday, March 26, and end on Wednesday, April 21.

    Students during a lesson in class wearing masks
    Students during a lesson in class wearing masks
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    The criteria used for placement of KCPE 2021 candidates to various secondary schools is based on a student's performance and the background of the primary school they attended.

    Form one selection is categorized into national schools, extra-county schools and county schools.

    To check the secondary schools that a candidate has been selected to join in 2021, one is required to send SMS of their index number to 22263 which is charged Ksh25 (Safaricom, Airtel and Telcom).

    The ongoing selection process begins with national schools, proceeding to the other categories, after which admission letters are available a week later.

    Form one admission letters can be downloaded from the official ministry of education website. Upon filling, one is expected to take the admission letter to the school headteacher to stamp it for endorsement.

    Qualified candidates should receive letters from the schools they have been admitted into, of which they are expected to present the stamped admission letter, an original birth certificate and its copy.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta interacting with a student of Nyiro Girls’ Secondary School from Baragoi (Samburu County) at State House, Nairobi on Friday, November 1, 2019
    President Uhuru Kenyatta interacting with a student of Nyiro Girls’ Secondary School from Baragoi (Samburu County) at State House, Nairobi on Friday, November 1, 2019
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