The government, through the Ministry of Education, has said that not all top KCPE exam students will be placed in secondary schools of their choice.
In a statement,Cs Magoha said that “we have to ensure that affirmative action is taken that takes into account the geographical distribution of this country.”
The government has said that not all top KCPE exam students will be placed in secondary schools of their choice.
This year, the 2021 KCPE exam was taken by 1,214,031 students in which 11,857 students scored 400 and above.
A total of 315,275 students scored from 300 to 399, while a total of 578,197 students scored from 200 to 299.
There are 126 national schools in the country which had 33,009 slots in 2020 as a selection.
In addition, county schools had 184,816 available slots, as county schools had 188,454 available slots, and sub-county schools had 669,145 available slots.
In addition, 777 slots were available in special needs education schools.
This year, the number is expected to increase due to the increase in the number of students appearing for the exam in 2021 as compared to the 2020 KCSE candidature.