, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4 – National Secondary schools selected to open up day wings will start admitting day scholars from Thursday.
This is according to a directive by the Ministry of Education instructing them to start admitting Form One students, in an exercise that will continue until Monday next week.
The schools that will be admitting the day scholars are Kenya High School, Starehe Boys Centre, Moi Forces Academy, Nairobi School, Lenana School, Pangani Girls High School and Moi Girls Secondary School, Nairobi.
Others are Ngara Girls Secondary School, Buruburu Girls High School, Embakasi Girls, Arya Parklands, Nembu Girls High School, Dagoretti High School, Lang’ata Secondary School, Upper Hill, St George’s Girls, State House Girls, Hospital Hill and Ofafa Jericho.
The opening of day wings is part of the government’s plan to have a 100 per cent transition from primary to secondary school.
Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi said Wednesday that the Treasury had allocated Sh29 billion to facilitate the rolling out of free secondary school education.
While releasing the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) 2017 results, Matiangi announced that all the 993,718 candidates are expected to join Form One.
The number is a 25 per cent increase from the students that were admitted to secondary schools last year.
A total of 790,680 students joined secondary schools across the country last year.
The students were admitted amid concerns over number of teachers, classrooms and materials that do not match the numbers as well as poor standards.
The CS said the ministry had established mechanisms to ensure that more students are enrolled in school.