All Form One admission letters be posted online
21 January 2016, 15:24
Nairobi - Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has directed all school heads to establish a school website by June this year.
Matiang’i has also called upon the school chiefs to ensure that all form one admission letters are posted on the website latest by December 2016. He was speaking during the form one selection launch at the Kenya Institute Curriculum development (KICD).
It is a new move by the education CS meant to end corruption in form one selection which has for a while been dirtied by what the CS terms as middle-men trying to create space for some ‘unfit’ students in National schools.
About 730 000 students are expected to join National schools this year compared to 696 000 who were admitted last year.
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In the 2015 KCPE, 7 000 students attained 400 marks and above, securing places in National schools. However, 30 000 more students are expected to join form one this year, with an estimated 230 000 candidates expected to miss out form one slots in the available secondary schools.
While calling for transparency and accountability in the exercise, Matiang’i said that more than 197 000 candidates will join Technical institutions.
“We have always been there; we are not making any progress and are now tired. We are tired of these middle-men. Head teachers make sure that all admission letters are online by December to enable parents to download them from from the cyber cafes,” Matiang’i said.
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