The 100 percent transition rate the government hoped to achieve for the KCPE candidates may be a distant dream if no action is taken. The low admission numbers have caused more concern two weeks after the set admission date of 4th May.
The biggest challenge in the transition has been the lack of school fees and other necessities required to join various schools, evidence of the current high cost of living. Some secondary schools are witnessing students seeking admission with only school uniforms or with just normal clothes to secure their slots. To cater to such cases, the Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha said, “Those that require assistance we are going to follow them with a few scholarships. After the Elimu scholarship and we will double-check.”
The CS also called upon the ministry’s regional and sub-county directors to up their game in mopping up all the students who are yet to report to Form One under their jurisdiction. He made this statement during his school visits in Kakamega to check on the CBC buildings’ progression.