The Ministry of Education is set to upgrade secondary schools across the country with sub-county status schools set to upgrade to county status and county schools to extra-county status.
For secondary schools with sub-county status, they must make a formal request to the County Director of Education (CDE) for consideration. Schools will require boarding facilities with Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with an average score of 4.5 over the last three years.
Schools should also submit the minutes of the Board of Management (BOM) meeting on the decision to upgrade the school.
A Quality Assurance and Standards report will also be required to ascertain the requirements for up-gradation of the school.
For schools with county status to be upgraded to Extra County, they must submit a formal request to the County Director of Education, in addition to boarding facilities, to obtain an average score of 5.5 and above in their KCSE test results over the past three years , a meeting of the Board of Management (BOM) regarding approval of the request to upgrade the school as well as a Quality Assurance Report confirming the above requirements.
Additional county schools in Kenya are a level just behind the national schools with Kenya having 330 additional county schools.