Date issued for parents to start downloading Form 1 admission letters

Date issued for parents to start downloading Form 1 admission letters

Date has been issued for parents to start downloading Form one calling letters for their children who sat the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.

Since the release of the KCPE results candidates can only get the KCPE result slips from schools.

However as from Monday 18th December secondary school headteachers will start selecting and placing them for Form one admission based on their KCPE marks.

The candidates will be placed in sub-county, county, extra county or even national schools based on what they scored in KCPE.

Sources say parents can visit a cyber and start downloading Form one admission letters on Thursday next week.

Education Director-General, Dr Elyas Abdi said the 2024 Form one placement exercise will be announced at the Lenana School on December 18.

This is the last cohort of the KCPE in the 8-4-4 system ushering in the Competency-Based Curriculum.

In a letter to all Regional Directors of Education and the County Directors of Education, Dr Abdi invited stakeholders to a meeting that will be chaired by Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu.

“The agenda of the meeting will be the implementation of education programmes at the field offices and schools across the country. The CS will also release the results of the 2024 Form One placement exercise in the same venue,” Dr Abdi said.

The National Parents Association chairperson, Mr Silas Obuhatsa urged the Ministry of Education to ensure fairness in the selection.

This comes as some of the 2023 KCPE candidates, whose results had discrepancies, said the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) is yet to rectify the anomalies.

Some parents have gone to the Knec headquarters seeking redress. The candidates now want Knec to give them another exam once schools reopen for the first term next year alongside more than 9000 others who missed the KCPE examinations.

On November 23, while releasing the national tests, Education Cabinet Secretary, Ezekiel Machogu said 9,354 candidates will sit for a special test in January to ensure the last cohort under the 8-4-4 does not miss out on Form 1 admission.


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