In the recently ended national exams for the class eight pupils KCPE, over 1.2 pupils sat for the exams. The good news to parents and students is that every child will be placed in a secondary school. This is in line with the 100% transition agreement signed between the government and the ministry of education.
According to the education CS Prof. George Magoha, selection and placement of pupils into a given secondary is computerized. He further noted that the selection can be remotely checked using SMS of any mobile subscriber or by visiting the official Ministry Of Education website.
What you need to do
I) Access your child’s KCPE index number from records
II) Send a text message of the correct index number to 22263.
III) You will get a notification message on the name of school your child is likely to join.
IV) A fee of 25 shillings is charged to any mobile subscriber i.e. Safaricom, Airtel or Telkom.
Steps For Downloading Form One Admission Form
a. On the Ministry of education official website, go to Form One Selection.
b. Tap the corresponding school your child is selected to join; county, extra county or national school.
c. Select the county and sub county where the pupil undertook the exam and enter the index number.
d. Click submit
e. On the bottom of that page you’ll see ‘’admission letter’’. Click and download then print.
N/B; Remember to take your admission letter for stamping by your head teacher.
How to change the form one placement online
In the event that you are not satisfied with the school that your student was placed, it’s possible to change that online using the following simple steps;
1) Firstly, the parent will have to submit request to the school of interest for shortlisting. This entirely depend on the target school’s availability of unfilled slots, where it will place your child alongside others in the request list to later make a choice on whom to accept.
2) The target school will then enter the correct details of the selected students into the National Education Management System (NEMIS) for the ministry to enrol them in the new school.
3) When the chance is granted, all the details of the student are moved by the system to the new school.
4) The guardian will once again have to follow the procedure of downloading the admission letter from the online Ministry of Education official page.