Former Yatta MP Francis Mwangangi Kilonzo has urged the Ministry of Education to ensure that the 100 percent transition from primary to secondary school is attained.
Speaking during a fundraising at Huduma Academy in Yatta, Machakos County for an orphan, he said the government needed a mechanism to ensure that once students join Form One, they stay on and complete secondary school education.
“There are so many who have dropped out of school for lack of fees. The government should ensure that all the 2019 KCPE exam candidates ncomplete high school.”
As the new students were coming in, those in Form Two to Form Four were dropping out, undermining the 100% transition policy.
The Constituency Development Fund, county bursary initiatives and national government programmes should be tapped to ensure that needy students get help.
Stating that many families were unable to take their children through secondary school, he called upon the government to closely monitor the situation.