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Form One Selection – Form One Selection 2016

Form One selection 2016 rules

Updated  Oct. 23.2015

Five top Standard Eight candidates from each sub-county in the country — whether in public or private schools — will get automatic admission to national schools next year.

This is part of new guidelines on Form One admission that were launched on Thursday by Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi.

A task force that came up with the rules was constituted by Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang in July to address the concerns of private schools on Form One selection.

The guidelines raise the number of students from sub-counties who will join national schools from three to five.

The 103 national schools have now been grouped into four clusters, based on their infrastructure and human resources. Candidates will be expected to choose one from each cluster.

The top three candidates to join national schools will be selected first across all sub-counties, and then the remaining two according to candidature strength.

Form One selection 2016 – Allocation Rules

“The rest of the candidates in each sub-county will then be selected based on candidature strength between public and private schools,” say the guidelines.

In extra-county schools, pupils from public schools will secure 70 per cent of the admission, while the remaining 30 per cent will be from private schools.

Currently, admission is based on a 50:50 ratio for both public and private schools.

All public secondary schools have now been classified as either national, extra-county, county or sub-county schools.

The selection of candidates to extra-county schools will be based on the ratio of 20:40:40, where 20 per cent is reserved for the host sub-county, 40 per cent for the host county and 40 per cent for other counties.

“In addition to its 20 per cent allocation, the host sub-county shares in the county’s allocation of 40 per cent. The sub-county quota in the host county in an extra-county school is based on its candidature strength,” say the guidelines.

Form One selection 2016 – Merit and Choice

The document says available places in county schools will be shared out between sub-counties in the ratio of 20:80. Twenty per cent of places will be reserved for the host sub-county and 80 per cent for the host county and shared out equitably among all the sub-counties therein.

The selection for the sub-county school category will be 100 per cent from the host sub-county based on merit and choice

“Candidates will choose three extra-county schools; one of the choices must be from outside the host county of their primary school, to promote national cohesion and integration. Candidates not placed in national schools will be considered for placement in extra-county schools by order of their choice,” say the guidelines.

The document also states that candidates who are not selected into national or extra-county schools will be considered for placement in any of their three county school choices. They will be considered for placement in order of the three choices.

Schools have been advised to engage directly with parents and children who wish to be considered in the event of some vacancies arising in a bid to lock out middlemen, who are known to demand cash for vacancies.

Form one selection 2016

How to check the secondary school (form one selection 2015) you have been admitted to via SMS and Online:

  • To check the secondary school you have been admitted to online, go to this  Website: and enter your Index number.
  • To check the secondary school you have been admitted to via SMS,  send an SMS with your Index Number to 20042 from any network.

Form One Selection Results 2015 – Update ( 20-1-2015)

More than 190,000 pupils who sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations in 2014 will miss form one places. The grim statistics were announced as form one selection kicked off in Nairobi where Education Principal Secretary Dr Belio Kipsang said the placements would be based on merit. Form one students are expected to report to their respective schools between February 2nd and 13th 2015.

Parents and students will be able to access information regarding which school their children have been admitted by sending an sms with the candidate’s index numbers to 20042.

Students who will be selected to join National Schools will be able to access the information immediately on the day the Ministry launches the exercise while students who will have been admitted into County Schools will access this information on January 26, 2015.

The Ministry of Education, in conjunction with County Governments, will also conduct selection of students into Youth Polytechnics on February 05, 2015.

The selection aims at providing alternative education and training opportunities for students who, because of shortage of form one places, will not have been admitted into form one.

Form one selection 2015 – Video

KCPE Form one selection 2016 – Form One Intake Process

The Form One Intake entails the admission into either National, County or District Day Schools depending on the Candidate’s School Choices captured during the year the candidate sat for KCPE.

National Schools distribute both based on candidature and affirmative action thus enabling the each district to get a candidate selected to a National School.

The National School Quota is used to select candidates per Gender and Merit List per District. Cut-Off to each National School is automatically determined based on the last Candidate to be Selected to a given National Schools from a Given District in a County.

Couty Schools are Selected on a 40% (National): 40% (to Districts within County and Inclusive Home District of the School): 20% (for Home/Host District of the School). Not all County Schools Can attract National Quota and may be allocated quotas to only Districts within host County.

Plans for District Selection are under-way expected to be pilotted in 2014 In-take.

Form One Selection - Form One Selection 2016

Form One Selection – Form One Selection 2016

Form one Intake 2016 – Selection Procedure

The Computerised selection follows the following steps:

  1. Selection of Top 1 and 2, for both Gender (boys and girls) to their national school choices if an allocation has been provided for their District. In absence, the computer assign such performing candidates schools of equivalent stature to their choices;
  2. Selection of Other National Schools Quota based on Candidates ratio from Public and Private;
  3. System gives advantage to Counties inclusive of host County in filling vacancies which may arise during the selection (such as in ability of certain Districts to produce candidates with more or equal to 280 marks);
  4. Selection of Extra-County Schools which have same features as National Schools with variance being the number of candidates to be picked being more within the host Counties of the schools;
  5. County Schools purely selects students within a County, all boarding schools fall under this category;
  6. District Selection: still done manually due to challenges of mapping primary schools or communities to proximity of secondary day schools.

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