Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on Tuesday, June 15 is set to release the form one selection results for the 2020 KCPE candidates.
This means that students are on schedule to join the selected secondary schools in mid-July. The candidates will access the results through the NEMIS portal (National Educational Management Information System).
A spot check on the website reveals that candidates will have to login or register if new, in order to access the information posted by the Education Ministry.
Speaking to a media house, Kennedy Buhere, Head of Communications, in the Ministry of Education, elaborated on this affirming that a USSD code would be provided by the Ministry once the selection results are released.
“They will immediately announce the SMS code once they release the selection results,” Buhere affirmed
The education ministry faces a daunting task of ensuring that all 1.18 million candidates attain a 100 percent transition into secondary schools.
This entails coming up with a plan to ensure all schools, national, extra-county, sub-county and private high schools, are able to accommodate all the students.
Further, with new guidelines implemented during the selection process, top performing candidates risk the chance of not joining the schools they preferred.
Reports also show that the new guidelines also make it harder for them to transfer to other schools if they are not satisfied with the selection results.
The candidates, in the selection process, were being allowed to select four national schools, three extra county schools, two county schools and two subcounty schools.
Magoha, in past interviews, had promised that the selection process would be credible and leave no room for manipulation.
Initially, the selection results were slated to be released on Friday, May 28 but were later postponed to Tuesday, July 14.
Magoha cited that there was no cause for alarm for either parents or students as he expressed confidence in the selection process.