Local Administration to Ensure 100 Percent Transition in Kisii

Kisii County Commissioner Alan Machari has directed the local administration to conduct a door-to-door mop-up of candidates in their respective areas who have not joined secondary schools in the next one week and ensure the region attains 100 percent transition.

Speaking at Kenyenya Sub-County, Machari stated that the transition rate in Kisii County was at 91 percent, saying nine percent of the candidates who sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) have not reported to various secondary schools.

“There is no candidate who is not supposed to join a secondary school after sitting for the national examination because of any challenge. We have solutions to ensure that every child gets a place in form one,” affirmed Machari.

He urged parents and local leaders to share information about any candidate who has not joined their respective secondary schools with local chiefs, noting that parents could also visit his office with the letter of admission for assistance.

Machari said that the administration would solve any financial challenge that included school fees and uniforms once candidates were in school to ensure the county meets 100 percent transition as required by the government.

By last month, Kisii County had a total of 3,000 candidates who were yet to report to various secondary schools out of 38,000 learners who sat for the 2021 KCPE examinations.

The Basic Education Act 2013 stipulates that any parent who is Kenyan or whose child resides in the country must enroll them in primary and secondary education.

In 2018, the government adopted the Universal Access to Basic Education policy that ensures all learners enroll in primary schools and complete their secondary school education, with a 100 percent transition rate.



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