According to data from the Ministry of Education, Nanyuki High School is the most popular secondary school in the country.
This follows the application of a criterion based on the number of candidates who applied to a specific school.
Nanyuki High, with a capacity of 480, received the highest number of applicants, attracting 156,003 applications.
Kabianga High School, which has a capacity of 528 students, came in second with 149,087 applicants. Pangani Girls School drew 118,073 students with a capacity of 576, while Maseno School drew 110,811 students with a capacity of 576.
Nakuru High School came in fifth place with 107,915 applicants and a 336 capacity, followed by Alliance Girls with 104,353 applicants and a 384 capacity, Kapsabet Boys with 99,725 applicants and a 384 capacity, and Butere Girls School with 98,410 applicants and a 528 capacity.
Mangu High School received 93,648 applications against a 432 capacity, while Moi Girls High School received 92,666 applications against a 336 capacity.
The number of applicants differed significantly from the number of available slots, indicating that the majority of students were unable to attend their preferred national schools.
While announcing the Form One selection results on Monday, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said that traffic can be avoided if students are given the appropriate guidance.
“This scenario can be avoided if candidates are offered relevant guidance during the selection process by teachers and parents,” he said.
“We will continue to work with the Ministry of Interior and National Government Coordination to facilitate the enrollment of every child in secondary school to actualize the 100 percent transition,” he added.
From the previous year’s class, 38,797 students were admitted to National Schools, while 214,960 were assigned to Extra-County schools.
Magoha stated that 2,045 students will attend special needs schools, with 218, 456 reporting to County Schools and 9,128 in refugee camps.
At the same time, 726,311 candidates will report to sub-county schools.