31,337 candidates who sat their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams this year will join national schools countrywide.
A report from the Form one selection committee indicates that the figure represents a five per cent increase from the number of students who joined the various national schools last year.
The report further showed that there are 1.02 million available spaces in both public and private schools countrywide against a demand of 1.05 million.
National schools will have a classroom capacity of 48 in a bid to achieve 100 per cent transition.
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Extra-county county schools will also have 48 students per class with an additional 10 students to be distributed among existing streams per school.
Some 1,052,364 candidates sat KCPE exams this year.
The selection guidelines reveal that at national, extra-county and county schools selection is fully computerised and based on merit and candidates’ choice.
A system will allow five top boys and girls in every subcounty to be placed in national schools of their choice.
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