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Details of the top 15 national schools preferred by KCPE stars have emerged.
Nandi county´s academic powerhouse, Kapsabet Boys high school was the most preferred national school by 2018 KCPE stars under the boys category.
A total of 62,383 students selected the school as their first choice.
The school that has an overall capacity of 432 attracted a total of 70,921 applicants.
Interestingly, less than 10,000 applications expressed interest to join Kapsabet Boys as their second, third and last choices.
Only 5,272 candidates selected Kapsabet Boys as their second choice. Another 1,959 picked the school as third choice while 1,307 as fourth choice.
Maranda Boys was the second best school with some 34,138 students picking it as their first choice.
Under Girls category,Pangani Girls was the most sought after school by girls when they applied for Form One slots.
A total of 87,209 students picked Pangani Girls as their first choice.
Moi Girls Eldoret, another North Rift academic giant appeared among top preferred national schools.
Some 4,225 students applied to join Moi Girls Eldoret as first choice. The school have a capacity of 336.
Interestingly, the Eldoret based school received more applications from students as their third option. Some 51,750 students selected Moi Girls Eldoret as third choice.