Only 25 000 Form One Boarding Places Available : Government

Only 25 000 Form One boarding school places are available for the 2024 academic year, Government has confirmed.

This year, about 393 000 candidates sat the Grade Seven public examinations, with most expected to join high schools next year.

Grade Seven exam results are set to be released on Friday.

An average 100 000 learners apply for Form One places at both public and private boarding schools annually through the Electronic Ministry Application Platform (EMAP).

EMAP is an online system that allows Grade Seven learners to apply for Form One boarding school places.

The platform was launched by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education in 2017.

In an interview, the ministry’s communications and advocacy director, Mr Taungana Ndoro, said the portal, which opened on November 1, will close on January 15, 2024.

Government has already set January 9, 2024, as the opening day for Form One classes at public boarding schools.

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