The Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has said that, 70% of Form One students across the country have successfully enrolled in their respective institutions.

Machogu emphasized the ministry’s commitment to ensuring that all 1.4 million learners who sat for the 2023 KCPE exam are placed in schools.

He stated, “The Ministry is so far impressed by the ongoing exercise with more than 70 per cent of all those placed in secondary school having already reported.”

Machogu also highlighted the efforts made by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) and Equity Group Foundation to award 9,000 Elimu Scholarships to deserving learners joining Form One.

He further noted, “For affirmative action, candidates with special needs and disabilities who attained below 280 marks were eligible.” Additionally, learners from Vulnerable and Marginalised Groups with 250 marks and above were also eligible for the scholarships.

The CS also called upon other education partners to step in and provide scholarships to needy learners, emphasizing the importance of achieving the 100% transition policy. The admission process for Form One students will continue until Friday, marking the end of the highest number of candidates in history sitting the 2023 KCPE exam.

Machogu’s announcement comes as a significant development in the education sector, with the ministry’s dedication to ensuring the smooth transition of learners into secondary schools.