A high school in the Western region did not receive any form 1 students during the Form One reporting period.
From the NEMIS portal, only three students were selected to join Mikokwe ACK Secondary School in Bumula, Bungoma district. Unfortunately, all of them failed to report to the school.
According to the school principal, the students who were selected to join his institution were coming far away from the school itself. For example, one of them comes from Webuye, 50Km far away from the school.
The students had attained the following marks in the 2020 Kenya Certificate Primary Education (KCPE); 185,174 and 143. As part of the government’s objective to ensure 100 percent transition in all schools, Education CS George Magoha stated that all students must report to the respective schools attached to them.
In the last year’s KCSE, 36,254 candidates secured slots in National schools, 1,827 in special needs schools while 201,077 joined Extra County schools.
A total of 1,191,616 candidates registered for the national examinations but 12,424 didn’t sit for these exams.
Out of 1,179,192 pupils who sat for the KCPE examinations, 889,011 scored below 300 marks. There were about 8,091 candidates who scored over 400 marks.