After the release of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education results, parents are now faced with the big challenge of enrolling their children in secondary schools. This occurs when parents with limited incomes are unable to fully fund the admission of their children who have been invited to attend national, extra-county, or county schools.
The first day of Form One admissions across the country is today, Monday, February 6 to Monday, February 13,2023, a week after junior secondary schools started and two weeks after the new academic calendar began.
Most candidates are eager to enrol in secondary schools in order to experience high school life. On the other hand, parents are rushing around to ensure that they fulfill their parental responsibilities, and as a result, they are likely to experience numerous challenges throughout the admissions process.
In this article, I am taking you through the numerous challenges encountered during 2023 Form 1 admission.
Challenges parents are like to face;
1.Form one placement:Parents were witnessed moving up and down from one school to another trying to get their “better” schools for their children. Majority students have been called to schools far away from their locality.
2.Long queues in banks as many are expected to be depositing school fees on this day.
3.Congestion at bus stops as most parents are likely to turn up and as a result of reduced carrying capacity for psvs.
4.Traffic jams on many roads that is likely to delay many parents on the way.
5.Increase on the cost of stationary e.g ream papers, pace setters among other essentials required.
6.Missing of admission opportunity for the students who might report later since most schools are likely to be congested.
7.long and tiresome journey for those students and parents travelling over long distances.
In most cases some of secondary schools had resorted to makeshift classrooms and dormitories to accommodate the huge number of students.