Magoha directs schools to admit Form One students even without fees

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 00:00 | By
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha monitoring admission of Form One students at Machakos School yesterday. Photo/PD/MUTUKU MWANGANGI

Mutuku Mwangangi

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha yesterday told secondary school principals to admit all new students who report to without fees.

Magoha while commending some head teachers for having taken the initiative to admit students who have turned up without school fees, said the government was determined to ensure 100 per cent transition.

“I want to encourage all head teachers that any students who presents herself to the school without fees should not be turned away.  That child should be admitted without being asked for fees. 

All children belong to government and all schools are owned by the government,” he said.

At the same time, the chairperson of the  Kenya Secondary School Heads Association Indimuli Kahi has disclosed that the government has addressed challenges that rocked  the National Education Management Information System in the ongoing Form One admission.

The hiccups had forced school heads to resort to the manual system of admission of new students who started reporting to their respective schools on Monday.

Kahi admitted that school heads  had faced challenges in the system resulting to the use of manual admission list to keep the process flowing but after  consultations with the ministry, the problem has been rectified.

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