In Summary
  • Education PS Belio Kipsang will pitch tent at the Coast where transition rate is still low and is expected to meet local leaders to get a solution to the problem.

  • The Ministry of Education will be relying on chiefs, their assistants, teachers and education officials to track down those who are yet to report to schools.

The government is expected to step up its door-to-door campaign in search of 100,000 students who are yet to join Form One as it seeks to attain 100 per cent transition rate.

Education PS Belio Kipsang will pitch tent at the Coast where transition rate is still low and is expected to meet local leaders to get a solution to the problem.

The Ministry of Education will be relying on chiefs, their assistants, teachers and education officials to track down those who are yet to report to schools.

“Children have no alternative but to join secondary schools. They cannot make a decision on this issue. We will take them to school by force since the government will be paying for their fees,” said a Ministry of Education official involved in the exercise.

Education CS Amina Mohamed said ministry officials will continue filing accurate daily returns on the status of reporting to schools until the government attains 100 per cent transition.

“It is the constitutional right of every Kenyan child to acquire free and compulsory basic education. The ministry has, therefore, generated lists of students who have not reported to school per sub county for purposes of tracking them and ensuring that they are admitted accordingly,” said the CS.

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