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Junior Secondary Selection Exercise Extended By 10 Days

Junior Secondary Selection Exercise Extended By 10 Days

Prof. George Magoha, the Education Cabinet Secretary, has announced that the selection period for junior secondary schools for Grade 6 students has been extended by 10 days so that no student is excluded from the process.

Magoha explained that the decision was made to assist students who had yet to make their selections despite the fast-approaching deadline of August 30.

The CS urged students to take advantage of the extension to avoid being locked out of the vital process.

“Due to some hiccups in the process, we have extended the registration deadline to September 10.” If your child has not selected a school of choice by then, it will become your responsibility. I’d like to urge those who have not yet chosen to do so before the deadline,” said Magaha.

Yesterday, he spoke after inaugurating CBC classrooms at Kimunyu Secondary School in Gatundu South, Kiambu County.

The CS advised parents to guide their children through the school selection process, stating that some of them miss out on good schools because they only apply to a handful of top schools.

The registration process for the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) application portal began at the beginning of this month.

After taking the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) in November, sixth-graders are expected to enter junior high school in January 2023.

The CS also stated that the majority of students in private primary schools will remain there for the next level for another three years, as the Ministry has determined that they have met the required standards.

He stated that the private schools hosting junior high school would alleviate the burden on public schools.

The majority of children who are enrolled in private schools and whose parents want them to remain will be able to do so, unless the parents choose otherwise, according to the CS.


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In addition, Magoha warned school administrators who have been sending students home to collect unpaid school fees that they will face severe repercussions.

This comes as some parents have complained that school administrators have been sending their children home to collect unpaid school fees despite a directive from the Education Ministry prohibiting this practice.

Junior Secondary Selection Exercise Extended By 10 Days

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