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Form One Selection 2021: Why top KCPE Candidates will miss their Preferred Schools

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Form One Selection 2021: Why top KCPE Candidates will miss their Preferred Schools

Form One Selection 2021: Why top KCPE Candidates will miss their Preferred Schools

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Form One Selection Results Release 2021: The Long wait for the Form one placement results for the 2021 admission/ intake is almost over.

According to CS Magoha’s latest update,  the 2021 form one placement results will be released on Wednesday.

A section of students who emerged top in the Kenya School of Primary Education (KCPE) are however likely miss out on their (preferred) schools of choice due to limited student capacity in some learning institutions.

Majority of the students selected 17 traditional national schools and shunned those that were recently promoted to the status.

Officials engaged in the process indicated that they have come up with a criteria where some of the students will be placed in the schools that they did not select.

Officials engaged in the process indicated that they have come up with a criteria where some of the students will be placed in the schools that they did not select.

Sossion urged students not to waste any time but quickly join the schools which they will be selected to and concentrate on their studies.

“There is no school in Kenya that lacks resources,” he added.

The students avoided selecting schools in Counties such as; Turkana, Wajir, Mandera, West Pokot, Lamu, Tana River, Marsabit and Garissa.

On the other hand, traditional national schools such as Mang’u, Kenya High, Moi Girls’ Eldoret, Starehe, Lenana and Alliance were selected by many students.

The top student in the 2020 KCSE exams Simiyu Robinson Wanjala came from Murang’a High School, which was elevated to national school status in 2014.

While releasing the exams, Magoha noted that the overall performance in 2020 improved compared to that of 2019.

He added that all the 1,179,182 million candidates would transition to secondary school, adding that form one selection would take place on May 28, 2021.

The CS also announced that the government would give 9000 scholarships to students from needy backgrounds.

Below is a full list of available Scholarship Opportunities for KCPE Top Candidates in 2021

Best Secondary Scholarships for Top KCPE 2020-2021 Candidates

 Best Secondary Scholarships for Top KCPE 2020-2021 Candidates
In the spirit of “ubuntu” translated to mean “I am because you are,” various organizations have availed a pool of Scholarship opportunities for economically impoverished but academically gifted KCPE top candidates this year.

All these secondary School Scholarships offer tuition fees and uniform but some have extended their scope to cater for other needs including shopping, books, uniform, accommodation and fare to and from school during the four-year secondary education course.

Selection Criteria 

Needy, disabled but bright KCPE 2020 candidates qualify for the available Scholarship opportunities this year.

Best secondary School Scholarships for KCPE 2020-2021 top but needy candidates in 2021

Some of the available high school admission scholarships in 2021 encompass:

1. Equity Bank Wings to Fly Scholarship

Established on the backdrop of rising numbers of top performing KCPE candidates from marginalized and impoverished areas, Equity bank’s Wings to fly scholarships has so far seen over 26,000 students through high school.

The Equity Group and MasterCard Foundation program offers comprehensive support for the scholars through provision of tuition fees, accommodation, books, uniform, shopping, pocket money and fare to and from school.

Duration: successful applicants will get the aforementioned comprehensive support for a maximum period of 4 years.


The Wings to Fly Scholarship -list of beneficiaries, successful applicants 2021

This year, 10,000 scholars will receive MCF.

Besides financial aid, listed Wings to Fly scholars will be nourished with values, transformative leadership skills and cultural skills laying ground for a holistic development of learners via mentorship.

How to apply for Wings to fly 2021

Manual applications for the 10,000 slots can be made through any equity bank branch offices, equity agents or through the official Wings to Fly Portal Online.

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2. Elimu Scholarship Programme

Established and funded by the Government of Kenya in partnership with Equity Bank and the World Bank, Elimu Scholarship Programme targets orphans, disabled and/or vulnerable children.

Selection Criteria

The applicant must have scored 280 marks and above in KCPE 2020, be orphaned, needy or disabled, must hail from vulnerable communities in the targetted sub-counties.

Candidates who have been neglected, abused or whose parents are disabled or suffering from chronic illnesses such as Cancer, Kidney failure, HIV/AIDS can also apply.


The Scholarship caters for school fees transport to and from school, learning materials and school kit- uniform for the beneficiaries.


How to apply for Elimu Scholarships 2021

To apply, collect the Elimu Fund scholarship application forms from the nearest Equity Bank branch or Equity Bank agent.

Online forma are also available at the Ministry of Education’s website and Equity Group Foundation websites

The filled forms together with relevant documents should be submitted to the nearest Equity Bank branch before the set deadline.

3. KCB High School Scholarships 2021

KCB Scholarships are offered to students with outstanding performance from poor backgrounds.

Each county has its own cutoff marks. Learn more about KCB Scholarship application on our website.


4. Mpesa Foundation Academy Scholarship

Mpesa foundation is sponsored by Safaricom Limited. Unlike other scholarships listed above, this is a school on its own. It is not only about covering tuition fees. Apply for Mpesa Foundation scholarship.

5. Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Scholarships

To be eligible for Jomo Kenyatta Foundation scholarship, a candidate must be bright and orphaned or come from a needy family. Persons with disability are also considered for the scholarship. Learn How to apply for JKF Scholarships

6. Family Bank Foundation Scholarship

To apply for Family Bank Foundation scholarship, you must have performed well in your KCPE 2021 exams. Students can start applying for scholarship once they receive admission letter to county or national school. Forms will be available at all Family bank branches. Visit the the one near your county to get one.

7. Cooperative Bank Scholarship

To apply for Cooperative Bank scholarship, you can visit your nearest Co-operative bank branch as soon your receive your placement letter and you will be guided on how to apply.

Other Secondary School scholarship Opportunities in 2021 include

Other secondary school scholarships for KCPE 2020 candidates you might consider applying include:

KTDA Secondary School Bursary Fund
Hilde Back Education Funds
Kenya Education Fund
Beacon Scholarships 2021

NOTE: Application for any of the above listed high school 2021 scholarship opportunities is free. Do not pay.


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