The Ministry of Education has released a list of secondary schools that received an overwhelming number of applications compared to their capacity.
According to Education CS Ezekiel Machogu, who released the Form One selection report in Nairobi on Monday, January 16, seven schools received over 100,000 applications despite having a capacity of less than 1,000 students.
He did, however, highlight that the placement process revealed that the majority of candidates were not effectively guided by their respective teachers and principals.
“During the selection, it became clear that a large number of candidates did not receive proper guidance and direction when choosing schools. This resulted in some schools attracting far many applicants against their capacities,” Machogu said.
The most preferred schools were:
1. Kabianga High School received 153,074 applications with a capacity of 768 students
2. Nanyuki High School got 148,827 applications against a capacity of 576 students.
3. Nyandarua High School got 137,511 applications against a capacity of 240 students.
4. Pangani Girls had 119,265 applications against a capacity of 384 students.
5. Maseno School got 105,504 applications against a capacity of 720 students.
6. Alliance Girls High School got 104, 763 applications against a capacity of 384 students.
7. Nakuru High School got 103,909 applications against a capacity of 336 students.
8. Kapsabet Boys had 99,542 applications against a capacity of 384 students.
9. Mang’u High School had 98,146 applications against a capacity of 480 students.
10. Butere Girls High School got 95,550 applications against a capacity of 768 students.
CS Machogu also noted that 33, 984 candidates from 2,673 schools did not submit applications to join Form One.