A spot check by the Star yesterday revealed that even though principals have adhered to the ministry’s school fees guideline, they have found ways to overcharge on other admission requirements.
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The Education ministry has ordered school heads not to impose extra — and illegal — levies on parents with children reporting to Form 1.
The huge intake has prompted fears of a possible decline in the quality of education, with principals, teachers, unions and parents raising concern on the measures put in place to support 100 per cent transition.
Kenya Secondary School Heads Association chairman Kahi Indimuli said the directive had added another layer of red tape in the admissions because applicants have to make requests to headteachers who then would have to wait for approval by the minis...
This year's admissions are unlike the past with only students identified by the National Education Management Information System enrolled to Form 1.
In Kirinyaga and Embu counties, many students, who appeared exhausted after travelling long distances, started streaming into schools as early as 7am, accompanied by their parents.
A recent survey by the Sunday Nation established that most principals have converted dispensaries, laboratories, stores, libraries and disused buildings into classrooms and dormitories to cope with huge number of students.
For instance, the ministry was grappling with cases where some Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination candidates were yet to be admitted to any secondary school despite posting impressive results.
After a public uproar, Education PS Belio Kipsang’ allowed school principals to admit students as long as their details are captured in the new digital system.
Some Form One students who reported to various schools in Nyeri county were yesterday sent home after their details did not appear in the National Education Management Information System.
In a statement sent to newsrooms on Saturday, January 5, Education Principle Secretary (PS) Belio Kipsang reminded school heads that details of each and every learner enrolled in their institution must be sent to the Ministry through NEMIS.
Idris Abdulrahman, who served as Raila’s adviser while he was Prime Minister, got a dressing down from Ruth Odinga after he tried to block Kwale ODM vice chairman Nicholas Zani from meeting Ida.
Growing up, my own alma mater, Cardinal Otunga High School, Mosocho, was a national sports and academic force due to the personal interest shown in creating all-round students by then principals, Innocent de Kok and Anthony Koning,
The CS warned obtaining admission letter directly from the principals instead of downloading it from the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) as required would lead to serious repercussions for both the student and the head-tea...
A report by the Ministry of Education has exposed the skewed allocation of funds for infrastructural development in secondary schools across the country.
Based on the cases in the NEMIS system, the ministry has successfully approved 26,000 requests for transfers, the PS explained.
The government's directive that Form One students can only be admitted through the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) and not any other way has left thousands of parents confused and principals in panic.
, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 12 – The Ministry of Education has extended the form one admission exercise by five days to allow for a hundred percent transition.
In a statement on Sunday, Mr Kipsang said the printouts will serve as backups in case of internet connection challenges.
Should it happen that pupils admitted to Form One must just join the schools to which they were selected then we can as well forget about total transition from primary to secondary.
Counties where girls beat boys in the number of students joining the top schools are Taita-Taveta, Kwale, Nyandarua, Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Machakos, Nairobi, Kitui, Embu, Meru, Makueni, Marsabit and Isiolo.