About 32,000 students who joined Form One in 2014 will not sit this year’s Form Four examination, which starts on Monday across the country.
A total of 844,475 candidates sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and 647,602 were selected to join Form One in 2014. The cohort is sitting KCSE this year.
However, statistics from Kenya National Examination Council indicate that 615,773 candidates registered to sit the KCSE in 2017, which means that 31,829 (five per cent) did not complete their secondary studies.
During the Form One selection four years ago, a total 196,024 candidates or a quarter missed slots in secondary schools with about 100,000 of them being advised by the government to join youth polytechnics.
A total of 17,175 candidates were selected to join 78 national schools, 824 joined special schools, 53,625 joined extra- county schools (53,625), were selected for county schools (121,902); sub- county schools (392, 742) while private schools admitted 61,334.