Relief as Form One reporting date extended to January 18

Form ones report to Kabarnet High School on Wednesday January 10. Photo/File
Form ones report to Kabarnet High School on Wednesday January 10. Photo/File

Form One students who have not yet reported to the secondary schools they were admitted to now have until January 18 after the Government obliged to requests for an extension.

A letter from the Education Ministry on Friday said the move will ensure that every child gets an opportunity to further their education and thus attain 100percent transition from primary to secondary school.

“The leadership of school principals and parents have made requests for extension of reporting date to enable admissions of all learners,” the statement from PS Belio Kipsang reads.

Initially, all Form One students were to have reported to their schools by Friday, January 11, 2018.

A total of 1,038,162 pupils sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams in November last year.

The Government intends to have all these students admitted to Form One with extra-county, county and sub-county schools taking the bulk of 999,371 learners.

The break down is as follows:

National schools: 31,3337 students

Extra county schools: 128,838 students

County schools: 148,215 students

Sub-county schools: 722,318 students

Special needs schools: 1,626 students

There are 103 national schools in the country and the classes will have 48 students in each class.

For county and sub-county schools, there will be 45 students in every classroom.

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