BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH APRIL,2022-Some 38,797 KCPE candidates have been selected to join national schools on May 3, 2022.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha says 214,960 others have been placed in extra county schools while 258,456 will be enrolled in county schools.
Another 726,311 students will be enrolled in subcounty schools while 2,045 have been placed in special needs schools.
Magoha said more than 800 students from informal settlements are among those selected to join national and extra county schools.
He said their selection was based on affirmative action and was purely on merit.
Overall, a total of 1,214,031 candidates sat the 2021 KCPE exam.
Out of this number, 11,857 candidates scored between 400 and 500 marks.
Another 315,275 scored between 300 and 399 marks.
A further 578,197 scored between 200 and 299 marks.
Usually, national schools can accommodate 29,712 students.
Extra county schools can enroll 123,399 students, county schools 142,358, while sub-county schools can accommodate 685,590 learners.