Starehe Girls’ centre informs needy students wishing to join the school in 2020 to fill the blue forms used for admissions application. Below is the presser from Starehe Girls Centre;
‘As we continue to receive the 2019 Blue form applications for the 2020 Form ones, the Starehe Girls’ Centre Sponsorship office would like to appeal to every Starehian to help us reach out to more financially disadvantaged primary students from all the 47 counties.
Please make it your personal effort to try and reach out to bright but needy girls back at your homes, in the villages and any other public and private schools or institutions within your reach. Where possible, please get in touch with the Head teachers and let them know that they are advised to help the deserving students in the applications.
Please let them fill in the Blue forms and have them submitted back to the Centre by at least 2nd of August 2019. If they do not have the Blue application forms, they can photocopy the ones they have, or download the Application Forms from our website: Application form download link
Note that a student must have chosen Starehe Girls’ Centre as their first choice of National school. If they can revise their choices, let them do that now.
We intend to reach out to as many students as possible, and with your support, I believe we can achieve this.
Again, the Blue forms can be easily accessed from our Sponsorship office, or downloaded from our Website. White copies downloaded from the website are well accepted as well as photocopied copies.
For any challenges, please let the interested applicants call us on 0707900852/0738255448. Ms. Florence Kasuku and Ms. Mary Njuguna will be available to answer any of your queries.
Thank you for your continued support in making a difference in a needy girl’s life.’
Starehe Girls’ Centre accepts 160 students per year of whom three quarters are sponsored students from disadvantaged background while a quarter are self sponsored students.
The criteria for admission to Form One are:
- All candidates should be aged 15 and below and MUST choose Starehe Girlsâ€™ Centre as their first choice of National School option.
- Each candidate MUST complete the official Form 1 Blue Application Form available at the school, and return to Starehe Girls’ Centre by 31ST JULY of the year they are sitting their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education. The applicant should attain high marks in the KCPE Examinations to be considered for admission.
- Forms MUST be signed by the candidate’s parent or guardian, her Head Master or Head Mistress, the Chief and a minister of religion such as a pastor, priest or Imam – all of whom must verify the girl’s social background.
Need is assessed on a scale of 1 to 10, with the least disadvantaged (those in categories 1 – 5) being discounted.
After grading, the shortlisted blue forms are grouped per Counties to make sure that each County is represented. A file is then opened for each County in advance of the KCPE results.
The selection process
After the KCPE marking in November/ December, individual Application Form are further considered by a select committee of 12 members. If there are any areas of uncertainity relating to a girl’s background, an Officer from the Sponsorship Office may be released to make a home visit. The whole process takes a maximum of one week and involves much debate before final agreement is reached.
All the qualified students will obtain an admission notification through the Ministry of Education websiteForm One Admission Letter. The letter bears instructions on how to collect their Form One Admission Letter. A list of qualified students is also posted at a notice board found at Starehe Girls Centre main gate for parents and guardians viewing.
All selected girls are invited to report at a given date. Upon completion of the admission process and after authenticating that the right girl is the one who has reported a formal welcome is extended to the student and is handed over to a sister for proper induction in the unique culture and ethos of Starehe.
N/B: The Starehe Blue Form Application is not sold under any circumstances.
Below is the Starehe Boys Application Yellow Form;