Students who sat for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations (KCPE) exams in 2020 will have to wait a little longer as the form 1 selection exercise has been postponed.

The Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha announced on Monday that the exercise has been postponed to some time in mid-June 2020.

Magoha made the announcement when he was speaking at Joseph Kang’ethe Primary School in Kibera.

“Form One selection is going to commence soon, and we shall announce to the public by about June 15,” said Magoha.

He however did not give any explanation for the postponement of exercise but only assured Kenyans that there was no reason for distress because every child who sat for the KCPE exam is guaranteed a place in a secondary school.

"I want to further explain that there is no cause for alarm because we shall place every child in a secondary school…100% transition," Magoha added.

The Ministry of Education has also directed the Kenya University and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) to open its system for courses review by students who will are meant to proceed with their education in the higher learning institution starting this year.

More than 100,000 students are expected to join public and private universities and other 300,000 or more are also expected to join Technical and Vocational Education and Training