Why Top KCPE Students Will Miss Schools of Choice

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Knut Secretary-General Wilson Sossion addressing a press conference.
  • A section of students who emerged top in the Kenya School of Primary Education (KCPE) might miss their schools of choice due to limited space in some learning institutions.

    Majority of the students selected traditional 17 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.

    Knut Secretary-General Wilson Sossion addressing a press conference.
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    Speaking to kenyagist.com, KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion indicated that parents should not be engaged in a fishing expedition of the traditional schools.

    Instead, he advised parents to encourage their students to attend the ones selected for them by the Ministry.

    “That is a common phenomena in Kenya which is wrong. All schools are the same whether public or national or day schools,” he stated.

    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 students 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.

    Education CS George Magoha releasing KCPE 2020 exams at Mitihani house in Nairobi
    Education CS George Magoha releasing KCPE 2020 exams at Mitihani house in Nairobi
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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