The 2021 form one admission dates have been released by the Education Ministry. According to the latest guidelines from the Ministry the 2021 reporting period will last for only five days.
The 1,187,517 form ones will report between 19th and 23rd July, 2021. Incidentally, other learners will be on recess since the 2021 academic year starts on 26th July, 2021.
Learners who may be satisfied to schools where they would be placed will have a one month window to apply for change of placement. The Ministry has set the review period to be from the 20th June to 20th July, 2021.
Application for change of placement will be done online and would only be possible if vacancies would still exist in the ‘preferred schools’.
Education Cabinet Secretary, Professor George Magoha, has insisted that all the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE|) candidates will transit to secondary school.
“I wish to assure the country that the ministry has conducted an audit of all new and existing vacancies in all our private and public schools to enable us to admit all learners under the free day secondary school programme..We are determined to work with the relevant agencies to ensure no candidate misses a place in secondary school,” says CS Magoha.
Over 33,009 form ones will be admitted to national schools. Similarly, about 184,816 of the 2020 KCPE candidates will extra county schools, and a further 188,454 in county schools.
Close to 669,145 students will join the sub-county schools.