More than one million candidates who sat the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) can now know the secondary schools they are slated to join in January 2024.
The candidates can also access, download and print the Form 1 admission letter also called calling letter which contains all the requirements for joining.
They will be required to enter their KCPE names and index numbers to know the schools selected as well as download the form.
Kindly note that if you see ‘coming up soon‘ message it means the letter is not available at that time. Check at a later time to see if its available for downloading.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, while presiding over the 2024 Form One placement at Lenana School on Monday, said the placements were done according to candidate choices and other criteria.
“Some students were placed in schools of equivalent standing outside their counties. This includes those from counties with inadequate capacity,” Machogu stated.
This will see candidates move to secondary schools within their counties, or outside.
The CS further assured that gov’t is committed to seeing a full transition to secondary schools, stating that the fees for day and boarding schools will remain unchanged.
“Gov’t upholds its commitment to providing free day secondary education which includes allocation for tuition and operation expenses. The fees charged in secondary schools will remain unchanged in 2024. Schools will continue to receive funds based on accurate enrolment data,” said Machogu.
Additionally, the CS urged parents and guardians of the candidates to download placement letters directly, and not through middlemen.
Candidates will access placement results through the Ministry of Education website.
On the Ministry’s website, they will then search Form One placements. This will direct them to the Form One selection page, where they can access the placement results.
The results can also be accessed directly through the Kenya Education Management Information System (KEMIS), by clicking this link.
In addition, candidates will download forms containing Form One joining instructions from the KEMIS website.
“I assure Kenyans that this website has been tested and proven and is 100% accurate. It is in operation,” Machogu said.
What’s more, Principal Secretary for Basic Education Belio Kipsang who was present at the event highlighted ongoing efforts with the National Treasury to expedite first-term capitation payments for school reopening in January 2024.
“We’re working with treasury to release capitation for schools, let’s ensure that we are following regulations on fees, let’s be careful on communication, let’s live within framework that’s been given. Let’s not be in conflict with guide lines from the ministry,” said Belio.
This follows CS Machogu’s announcement last month during the release of KCPE results, where he disclosed that out of the 1,406,557 candidates, 8,525 achieved over 400 marks, constituting 0.60% of the class.
Furthermore, 352,782 candidates scored between 300 and 399 marks, making up 24.92% of this year’s cohort.