KCPE 2020 Form One Selection Results Out Today: This is How You Can Check Which Secondary School You Have Been Placed
Form one placement results 2021 are one of a kind. This is simply because unlike previous times, the KCPE 2020 candidates sat for their national exams over five months later-in March 2021 necessitating the delayed release of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE results and consequently the release of the form one selection results.
Currently, secondary schools are short of two forms-form one and form four.
The good news is that the much anticipated Form one placement or rather selection results have finally been released by the Education CS Professor George Magoha today on June 15, 2021.
This signals that the long wait for incoming Form One learners and their families to know the secondary schools they have been admitted to has come to an end today, after selection results were officially released.
CS Magoha finally releases the 2021 form one placement results today
The results were earlier expected on May 28, but were pushed back by two weeks over allegations bordering on the adulteration of the results.
New details also emerged indicating that some national schools had already pre-selected KCPE candidates without following the right procedure
Another technical hitch arose after KCPE top performers coincidentally went for the 18 traditional national schools leaving out national schools in far flung and insecure areas such as Garissa, Mandera and Lamu.
The technocracts had to therefore devise a new formula to ensure that they deliver credible results in the long run.
Two months after release of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam results, Education cabinet secretary George Magoha has announced the outcome of the secondary school selection that has been going on.
The form one selection results have been released for all categories of schools, from national to sub-county, unlike before when selection to national schools would be announced first.
The CS has assured that all the 1.18 million candidates who sat the KCPE have been placed in secondary schools.
The Education ministry places candidates based on their performance, availability of vacancies and the choices of secondary schools that they made when they registered for the examinations. Prof Magoha said the computerised process will be “water-tight, credible and of high integrity” with no room for manipulation.
New Form One Reporting Dates 2021
The learners, who have been out of school since they completed the KCPE examinations on March 24, will join secondary school on August 2, 2021 and not mid next month as earlier stated when the Term One of the reorganised calendar begins.
Competition for form one places as usual was toughest for national schools and other top-performing schools.
However, new placement rules by the ministry made it harder for learners to be admitted to schools they did not prefer or go for which may necessitate many transfer applications to other schools.
The official 2021 Selection/ placement results are currently available on the National Educational Management Information System (Nemis) and transfers will only be permissible through the same system.
How To Get Your Form One Selection/ Placement Results 2021
Candidates and parents or guardians can now access the form one Selection Results for the KCPE 2020 candidate class from the comfort of their homes by simply composing a message containing the Candidate’s KCPE index number to 22263 as shown below