Nairobi 21st January, 2019 – Some 83% of 1,052,364 who sat for the 2018 KCPE have joined Form one, the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Amb Amina Mohamed said today.
Amb Mohamed said although the turnout was impressive, it was short the 100% transition policy from Primary to Secondary Education the government wants achieved.
She said this at St. Mary’s Day & Boarding Primary School in Nakuru town today.
Amb Mohamed said the Ministry of Education will involve all stakeholders to mobilize the remaining 13% of the 2018 KCPE candidates be admitted into Form I.
The CS praised the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS), saying it had given the government real time numbers on admission of students into secondary schools including admission of students who sought changes to the initial admission data the Ministry had provided.
She said the digital platform had facilitated the admission of students into secondary schools in an efficient and accountable manner.
The CS pledged to strengthen the utility of NEMIS saying the Ministry looked to the system to provide one source of truth about information on multiple aspects of education for purposes of planning.
The Cabinet Secretary was accompanied by the Rift Valley Regional Coordinator for Education, Mary W. Gaturu, and other senior Government officials in the area.