2020-2021 KCPE Form One Placement / Selection Results Marred by Interference by Cartels as CS Magoha Postpones Release Date to June 15, 2021
Form One Placement/ Selection Results 2021 Postponed to June 16
Form One Placement Results for KCPE 2020/2021 Candidates: The Cabinet Secretary in charge of Education Professor George Magoha has put off the highly anticipated form one selection exercise citing extreme interference by cartels who are after swaying the placement results to their own advantage.
This means that the government will delay the form one selection exercise for over two weeks amid claims that some well-connected individuals have already secured slots in KCSE Top Performing Secondary Schools to the disadvantage of bright but needy KCPE 2020 Candidates who based on merit rightfully deserve these slots.
This surprise move is aimed at catching these cartels unaware since the outcome of the form one selection exercise will be announced on June 15 after the necessary deliberations and not on Friday, May 28 as earlier planned.
“The ministry is concluding a meticulous form one selection exercise for the 2020 KCPE exam results. I will be releasing 2021 form one selection results on Tuesday, June 15,” noted CS Magoha yesterday.
This announcement left KCPE 2020 candidates in shock since they have been anxiously waiting for the announcement of their placement results.
CS Magoha further alluded to the interference of the selection exercise after he said that he was acting on orders to ensure that only deserving KCPE candidates bag top slots regardless of their social or economic status.
He also sent a warning to the people barraging him with requests that the orders on what he should do emanate from one person only and that is President Uhuru Kenyatta with whom he has a working relationship.
Magoha promised to oversee the selection exercise himself to ensure that Form one slots for intelligent children in KCSE top schools, the likes of Alliance and Kenya High School are secured.
‘I will be taking part in the exercise myself. We have to stop this thinking that we just crop the second-best and leave the creme de la creme because there is nobody to speak for them. Students should therefore take it easy,” noted the CS.
2021 Form One Placement/ Selection Formula
According to CS Magoha, candidates should shelve their fears since a technical team of experts is currently hooked in Naivasha with an aim of developing the best formula for the placement exercise.
The technical team is grappling with the enormous task of placing all the 1, 179, 192 KCPE candidates in various secondary schools across the 47 counties.
This is after details emerged that the vast majority of the KCPE 2020 candidates had selected their first choices from the 17 traditional national schools shunning the remaining 86 top institutions within the first tier which were recently elevated with major reforms within the Kenyan education sector.
“The problem we are currently experiencing is that the majority of the KCPE 2020 candidates concentrated on the original national schools ignoring the newly-elevated national schools within their counties,” said a top education official who sought anonymity.
This will definitely lead to a scenario whereby the Education Ministry will be forced to place top candidates in schools other than their preferred choices.
Some of the national schools that received the fewest applications for the 2021 form one selection hail from far-flung areas such as Turkana, Wajir, Mandera, West Pokot, Lamu, Tana River, Marsabit, and Garissa.