Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha will on Monday lead a nationwide search for 2020 KCPE candidates who have not reported to secondary schools.
The exercise will be conducted in collaboration with officials from the Ministry of Interior across the country.
According to the Director for Secondary Education Paul Kibet, most of the 47 counties had registered an impressive reporting of Form 1 learners by the close of official reporting, one week ago.
He went on to say that the Ministry will, inform Kenyans about reporting trends of students admission into Form 1, adding the government will ensure all eligible learners report to school in their nearest day secondary school.
"Learners in day secondary schools don’t pay anything to the schools hence children whose parents are poor should access secondary education without any burden to parents," Kibet said.
He added that the 100% transition provides for all learners who sit for KCPE transit to secondary education.
The directive comes even as parents and lobby groups raise questions on the high cost of school fees despite primary and secondary education being free.
The Constitution and the Basic Education Act, provides for free and compulsory basic education for all children regardless of the status, gender and other considerations that might hamper children’s access to education.