Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has ordered National Government Administrative officers to ensure all learners join secondary schools.
Speaking during the inspection of Kenya Secondary Education Quality Improvement Project (SEQIP) infrastructural works at Butere Girls High School Cs Magoha said to realise 100 per cent transition from primary to secondary schools, there was need for the administrators to trail the students and make them register in various learning institutions.
“The Chiefs, together with their assistants, should be in the forefront in ensuring that our children are enlisted in various schools with the help of police,” said Magoha arguing that every student case of not reporting to school would be looked into by the government.
The CS said the government is ready to offer full scholarship and bursaries to students from vulnerable households who were unable to join secondary schools countrywide.
“Parents should not stay at home with learners. They must find a way of engaging the school heads on how to go about their predicaments,” he said.
The CS said the Government scholarship and bursaries would be offered to deserving students who are unable to join various school in the Country.
“To obtain 100 per cent transition, the administrators must ensure all 2021 KCPE students are in class throughout the year,” he said.
Cs Magoha Engages in Mop-up Exercise
On Monday 16th May ,CS Magoha was at Kaptembwa slums within Nakuru-Town West Sub-County where he took part in the drive to mop up 6 learners from the informal settlement who were yet to report to school and escorted them to school.
“Heads of schools should understand and assist students from needy backgrounds. They should be able to provide them with uniform and other basic amenities once a child is admitted instead of sending him or her away.
It is the government’s policy that the learner regardless of his or her social background must be accorded all the support to go all the way to form four before joining a tertiary institution,” the Cabinet Secretary pointed out.
The traced students who had not reported to their respective institutions due to lack of school fees included 13 year Caro Ashley Anyango who garnered 390 marks and was called to Asumbi Girls, Gloria Adhiambo who scored 353 and was admitted to Sinyolo Girls and Joyce Lukwisa who received a calling letter to Tumutumu Girls after managing 359 marks.
Others were Kelvin Munyovi who got 366 marks and was admitted to Migori Boys and Fauzia Akinyi who posted 321 marks