100 percent transition to secondary school yet to be achieved

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has said that only 970,151 students who sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) have joined secondary schools, translating to 92 percent down from the expected 100 percent.

According to Prof. Magoha, efforts have been initiated to trace students yet to report in their assigned schools had yielded 150,000.

“Between Friday and Monday, we have added 150,000 students through this mop-up exercise,” he said.

Last week, while launching the mop-up exercise to ensure 100 percent transition is achieved, Magoha said education is one of the government’s legacy programs that he is committed to achieving.

“The government is providing free day secondary education and therefore any child who still has not reported to school should be taken to the nearest day school,” said Magoha.