Congratulations on completing your Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and secondary school education.
As you embark on the exciting journey beyond high school, there are several crucial steps to take to ensure a smooth transition into higher institutions of learning and adulthood.
Each step contributes to your personal and professional development, empowering you to navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Here are eight essential things to do and their significance:
Get a National Identification (ID) Card
Obtaining a National ID card is crucial for official transactions, applications, and for identification purposes.
To get an ID card, visit the Huduma Centre with your birth certificate and copy of parents/guardians ID Card.
However, orphans should carry their parent’s death certificates.
Open a Bank Account
Opening a bank account is a fundamental step towards financial independence.
Further, it provides a secure space to manage your money, save for future endeavors, and access financial services.
To open an account, you typically need proof of identity (National ID card or passport), copy of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) pin certificate, completed application form and minimum opening balances (varies in different banks).
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Create an Email Address
Establishing an email address is essential for communication, especially in the digital age.
Also, it is a key requirement for various applications, job searches, and educational purposes.
You are advised to choose a professional and easily recognizable email address that includes your name.
Register on e-Citizen for Government Services
e-Citizen is an online platform that provides access to a range of government services.
Registering allows you to apply for services such as passport renewal, driving license application, and business registration.
Besides, you will need your National ID and an active email address ready for registration.
Get Digital Tools (Laptop and Smartphone)
Digital tools are essential for academic, professional, and personal growth.
A laptop and smartphone enable you to access online resources, communicate effectively, and stay updated in today’s technology-driven world.
Furthermore, you can use these digital tools for communication and entertainment purposes.
Register in a Driving School and Take a Driving Course
Learning to drive opens up new opportunities for mobility and independence. Enroll in a reputable driving school, once you meet the age requirements.
Notably, you must present a copy of your National ID to join any driving school in Kenya.
Other requirements might include medical fitness certificate and copies of passport photos.
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Take Computer Packages Course
Enhance your computer skills by taking a computer packages course.
This will equip you with essential skills in word processing, spreadsheet management, and presentation software.
Further, these skills are valuable in various academic and professional settings.
The courses are available and open to all students and in most institutions the entry level is a KCSE certificate.
Create a Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Crafting a CV is essential for job applications and further education pursuits.
Include your personal details, education background, skills, and any relevant experiences.
In addition, tailor your CV to showcase your strengths and achievements especially certifications in high school.
By completing these eight tasks, you set a solid foundation for your future endeavors.