The form one placement process for candidates who took the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination is set to commence on November 27 and will be concluded within a period of two weeks.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu announced yesterday that the schedule aims to provide parents with ample time to prepare their children for admission to Form One in January.
Machogu assured that the Ministry has established a fair and transparent system in the Form One placement process, ensuring a balance on national, regional, and socio-economic levels.
He emphasized the importance of all learners transitioning to secondary school for the completion of their basic education, crucial for individual survival and the overall development and growth of the country.
The CS expressed confidence in the government’s readiness and commitment to a smooth transition from 8-4-4 to CBC, citing the resolution of previous uncertainties through the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms report.
Machogu underscored that all education indicators demonstrate the CBC cohort’s engagement in quality learning and teaching, with adequate curriculum materials in place to support the learners.
The fact that 2023 KCPE examination cohort is the last under the 8-4-4 system, the government’s 100 percent transition policy from primary to secondary school gains greater significance.
The CS emphasized that candidates failing to transition to Form One will not have the opportunity to repeat a class, as was previously allowed with the conclusion of the KCPE examination.