President Gives Officials Until The End of February to Ensure 100 Percent Form One Transition

President Uhuru Kenyatta has given government officials until end of February to ensure a 100 percent transition of the 2019 KCPE exam candidates to secondary school.

He promised an unspecified disciplinary action against officials in whose jurisdictions the children won’t have reported to school by end of the deadline given.

He said the government wanted to make its pledge of a 100 percent transition to secondary school a total success.

Speaking in Nakuru County, when he inspected the ongoing construction of a 65-kilometre road in Subukia constituency, President Kenyatta urged government officials and parents to ensure that all the children are in school.

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While President Kenyatta and Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha have been embroiled in an all-out drive to achieve this transition, challenges abound.

Last week, Nairobi County’s enrolment stood at below 50 percent. This was widely attributed to the fact that all the city’s 62,000 candidates, who sat last years KCPE exam, could not be accommodated.

Nairobi County can only absorb 35,000 secondary school students currently. The rest are expected to seek enrolment outside of the county.

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The hardest hit areas in the transition programme, includeLamu, Mombasa, Narok counties.

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