On Monday, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha launched the form one selection process at Nairobi’s Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, KICD.
For the second year in a row, Nanyuki High School was the school of choice for the majority of 2021 KCPE candidates.
It was chosen by a total of 156,003 candidates, despite the fact that the institution’s capacity in form one is just 480.
On May 3, 2022, 38,797 KCPE applicants were chosen to attend national schools.
214,960 others, according to Magoha, have been allocated to extra county schools, while 258,456 will be enrolled in county schools.
A total of 726,311 pupils were enrolled in sub-county schools, with 2,045 students being placed to special needs schools.
More than 800 children from informal settlements have been selected to join national and extra-county schools, according to Magoha.
Magoha went on to say that a large proportion of candidates were not given adequate assistance and direction when selecting schools.
“As a result, several schools received significantly more applications than they could handle.”
“This scenario can be averted if teachers and parents provide suitable counsel to candidates during the selection process,” he said.
Below are the top 10 National Schools that were most selected by candidates.
SCHOOL NO.SELECTING CAPACITY
1 NANYUKI HIGH SCHOOL 156,003 480
2 KABIANGA HIGH SCHOOL 149,087 528
3 PANGANI GIRLS 118,073 336
4 MASENO SCHOOL 110,811 576
5 NAKURU HIGH SCHOOL 107,915 336
6 ALLIANCE GIRLS’ HIGHSCHOOL 104,353 384
7 KAPSABET BOYS 99,725 384
8 BUTERE GIRLS HIGHSCHOOL 98,410 528
9 MANGU HIGH SCHOOL 93,648 432
10 MOI GIRLS’ HIGHSCHOOL- ELDORET 92,666 336
He said their selection was based on affirmative action and was purely on merit.