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(Form One Selection) May 2022 Form One Placement Results: How to Appeal Placement Results and Request for Change of Form One Selection and Placement in 2022


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(Form One Selection) May 2022 Form One Placement Results: How to Appeal and Request for Change of Form One Selection and Placement in 2022


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Given the fact that the Ministry of Education, MoE, in Kenya is expected to conduct a nationwide exercise that will see over 1.2 million KCPE 2021 candidates get admitted to different cadres of secondary schools in May 2022, there is a greater possibility that some of the KCPE candidates especially top scorers may not get Placement to their schools of choice.

Furthermore, the Cabinet Secretary in charge of Education Professor George Magoha has already cautioned the candidates against striving for top national and extra County Secondary Schools in the nation since their capacity is limited despite having better infrastructure and a conducive learning environment just to mention a few pros.

The good news is that the 2022 form One Placement Results are not a death sentence. No. KCPE candidates who are dissatisfied with the form One Placement Results are allowed to appeal their case for better Placement. However, it is good to be cautious when applying for a change in your form One Placement/ Selection since the process is irreversible.

How to Apply for Change of Form One Placement/ Selection

In order to apply for change of form one placement, follow the easy steps below;


The parent or guardian should place a request at the school of interest; where he/ she wants the kid to be transferred to. The school will then shortlist and merit all students in the waiting (request) list and make a decision on those they will like to absorb; depending on the available (unfilled) vacancies.

The school through the National Education Management System, NEMIS –http://nemis.education.go.ke/, shall enter the details of the selected candidates from their waiting list and request the Ministry to capture them in the new school.

Approval to the schools’ requests shall be granted at different levels depending on the Category of the school. Approval for National, Extra County and County schools will be granted by the Ministry’s Head Office, Regional Coordinators and County Directors of Education, respectively.

Once the approval has been granted, the learner will then be moved from the selection list of the first school to the latest (new) school.

The parent/ guardian will then go online and print the admission letter for the new school.

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How to Check Secondary School Selected via sms code

To check the secondary schools that you have been selected to join in 2022 by the ministry of education use the SMS code below;

To check secondary school selected  

  • Go your sms message in your phone
  • Send SMS message with  your KCSE index number to 22263 (the code works for safaricom, Airtel and Telkom).
  • Your will receive an sms with the school that you were selected to join
  • The sms charges ksh. 25.

NOTE 1: The sms code provided above for checking school selection does not bring selection results instantly. Kindly be patient as the SMS will arrive.

NOTE 2: Selection is an ongoing process and it begins with national schools and admission letters will be updated.

How to Download form One Admission Letter Online

Below is a guide on how to download your form one admission letter using the official ministry of education website’

  • Step 1, Go to: Form One Selection
  • Step 2, Click on the school selected to join (National, Extra or County School)
  • Step 3 Select the county and sub county where type did you KCPE Exams then enter your Index Number
website page for downloading form one admission letter
website page for downloading form one admission letter/Photo
  • Step 4, Click Submit
  • Step 5, At the bottom of the page click ADMISSION LETTER
  • Step 6, Download to your computer then print
  • Step 7, Take the admission letter to your Head Teacher to stamp it for endorsement

NOTE: If you are asked for a .go.ke email address and you are lost kindly contact your headmaster to provide you with one so that you can download your admission letter.

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