In Summary
  • The latest report by Auditor-General Edward Ouko reveals that most schools are congested.

  • The schools will be required to have adequate classrooms, desks, chairs, laboratories and teachers to provide quality education.

  • Auditor-General's report also pointed out that the schools had no library services while others had converted classrooms into libraries.

Headteachers of secondary schools will have to put up with a huge number of students set to join their institutions in January as the government implements the second phase of 100 per cent transition.

The latest report by Auditor-General Edward Ouko reveals that most schools are congested.

A good number of the 1,052,364 candidates whose Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination results were released on Monday will join an estimated 800,000 students who transited to secondary schools last year under the programme.

The schools will be required to have adequate classrooms, desks, chairs, laboratories and teachers to provide quality education.

PROVIDE MONEY

The Teachers Service Commission had requested that the government provide money to recruit 12,000 teachers annually to handle the high population but it was allocated funds to recruit only 7,000 teachers this year.

Mr Ouko, in a shocking report tabled before Parliament recently, disclosed that the 85 newly upgraded secondary schools did not have adequate dormitories, libraries and teachers, among other crucial infrastructure.

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