In Summary
  • The parents are now seeking the intervention of acting Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.
  • Letters addressed to the parents indicated that the students had cleared with the school.

Sixty students at St Georges Greenland Senior Boys School in Nakuru County were shocked when they reported back to school only to find it had been converted to a girls-only institution.

The students learnt that school management had decided to convert the boys’ school starting January this year without informing them.

According to the school proprietor Mr George Gichimo, the boys had become unruly and undisciplined citing student unrest in 2017.

It has emerged, however, that the school did not communicate the decision to parents who only came to learn about it last week when their children reported back to school for the new term.

MATIANG'I

The parents are now seeking the intervention of acting Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.

Those affected include 16 students who were to proceed to Form Four this year. They now have to find new schools to register for end of year national examinations.

Students who spoke to Nation said they are encountering challenges as schools are turning them away, unwilling to admit new students who will sit for exams this year.

“We have been looking for schools that can integrate us but no one wants a new Form Four student in their school,” said a distressed Form 4 student.

Ms Judith Musimbi, a parent, said she took the student to the school in 2016 when he joined Form One and everything was running smoothly until three days ago when she was turned away after taking her son for a new term.

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