Parents of 2021 KCPE candidates who will be joining next month will not buy exercise books, class readers, novels, photocopying papers, fulls caps, atlas and mathematical sets. This is after Education Cabinet Secretary professor George Magoha announced that stationery is provided for by the government in all public schools.

Speaking earlier today at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), the CS added that schools should not ask for tools like hockey sticks, pangas and jembes to avoid overburdening parents' pockets.

"The idea here is to admit the Kenyan child into a Kenyan public school where free secondary education is free. Basically, education is free in 75 per cent of the schools," said Prof. Magoha.

Form one admission in progress in the past. Photo|Education Trends

The national form one placement has ensured 1, 225, 502 who sat KCPE are placed in 9, 200 public schools and some in private schools to achieve the hundred per cent transition policy which is now in its fifth year.

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Norah’s dad, Nobert, who was elated at his daughter’s performance said apart from computer, Norah enjoys swimming and reading novels.

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