Machogu Reveals Form One Placement Results & Reporting Dates

Machogu Reveals Form One Placement Results & Reporting Dates

Machogu Reveals Form One Placement Results & Reporting Dates

More than a million applicants for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) will find out today which secondary schools they will be attending in the upcoming month. Ezekiel Machogu, the cabinet secretary for education, is anticipated to supervise the Form One placement process at Lenana School. Godfrey Ombogo of the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) confirms that the placement procedure would go forward in spite of worries brought on by ongoing legal challenges contesting the results, stressing that the majority of the issues have been resolved.

Stakeholders advocate for transparency in this final selection based on a written exam, emphasizing the importance of ensuring equity, regional, and gender balance. Akelo Misori of the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) urges fairness in selection, emphasizing equal opportunities for all students. Knut Secretary General Collins Oyuu calls for consideration of the distance of learners to avoid impractical placements.

In order to alleviate school congestion, Kahi Indimuli, Chairman of the Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA), suggests adding more pupils to sub-county schools. It is requested that the Ministry of Education use creative thinking to handle the growing number of applicants for admission.

Alternative Providers of Basic Education Trainers (APBET) schools secretary Dr. Paul Wanjohi suggests a quota system to ensure fairness for marginalized learners from informal settlements. Former Nanyuki school principal Oliver Minishi proposes the inclusion of private secondary schools in the placement process, echoing practices in universities.

Charles Ochome, Chairman of the Kenya Private Schools Association, calls for extending capitation to pupils in private schools to alleviate congestion in public schools. Johnson Nzioka, Chairman of the Kenya Primary School Heads Association, hopes for a fair selection process benefiting students from public schools. Peter Sitienei, Chairman of the Kenya Union of Special Needs Education Teachers, emphasizes the importance of considering distance in placements.

The government should make sure that children are not placed too far away from their parents, according to Bishop Hudson Ndeda of the Church and Clergy Association of Kenya. Form One students are supposed to start their studies by January 15, according to ministry sources.

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