By Amunga Peter

It will now be a mandate of ministry of education to conduct selection and placement exercise for Form One students this year compared to previous exercises where the process was opened up for parents and candidates enabling them to select their preferred schools, since the competition for spaces in national schools has been realised to be higher now than before.

8,091 candidates who scored more than 400 marks in the 2020 KCPE will be given priority in the selection to national schools which have a capacity of about 30,000.

it will also be a sigh of relief to candidates who did not score high marks nationally but topped in their sub-counties, due to regional balance they may end up landing in a national schools.

Those who will be blocked from national schools will find a soft landing in the 531 extra county schools which have a capacity of 123,399. Others will end up in the 1,032 county schools (142,358) and the 7,325 sub-county schools with a capacity of 685,590.

Nearly half of the former candidates will end up in the sub-county schools.

Magoha warned parents against paying cons to secure spaces for their children in national schools, giving an example of a person who received Sh315,000 after promising to secure a child’s spot at Alliance.

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Published by MWALIMU Amunga Akhanyalabandu

Passionate about Advocacy on the REAWAKENING teachers in Kenya and reporting on the MULEMBE Nation. Having worked at the Kenya National Union OF TEACHERS in the advocacy department, I will be able to detail and explain about the welfare of teachers and their point of view on socio economic and political matters. Luhyia are the 2nd most populous ethnic group in Kenya. They are blessed with great land, topography, climate, resources and human Resource. We are also keen on Luhya Renaissance is about making the Mulembe People aware of their blessings, appreciating those blessings, defending them and putting them to proper use for the current and future generations.

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