Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has observed that approximately 70% of Form One students nationwide have successfully reported to their respective institutions for admission.
Speaking on Wednesday, when he oversaw the distribution of 1,000 scholarships by the KCB Foundation, CS Machogu pledged that the ministry would exert maximum efforts to ensure the seamless enrollment of over 1.4 million learners who took the 2023 KCPE exam into their designated schools.
“The Ministry is so far impressed by the ongoing exercise with more than 70 per cent of all those placed in secondary school having already reported,” he said.
Machogu revealed that the ministry would collaborate with the Ministry of Interior and National Administration to conduct thorough home visits, aiming for a 100 percent transition into secondary schools.
He highlighted that the Ministry of Education, in partnership with the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) and Equity Group Foundation, has granted 9,000 Elimu Scholarships to Form One students.
The scholarships were awarded to deserving and underprivileged students who scored 280 marks and above in the 2023 KCPE Examination.
“For affirmative action, candidates with special needs and disabilities who attained below 280 marks were eligible,” He stated.
The admission process for Form One students commenced on Monday and will continue until Friday, with learners from all 47 counties participating.
The 2023 KCPE Examination marked a historic milestone with the highest number of candidates ever, reaching 1,406,557, compared to 1,233,852 in the previous year.