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Gov’t unrelenting to achieve 100pc school transition

The government through the Ministry of Education has hit the ground running in an effort to achieve the 100 per cent transition of students into form one.

The exercise was executed Monday in different parts of Nairobi County spearheaded by the County Commissioner Flora Mworoa.

Speaking at the Senior Chief’s office in Savannah location, Embakasi Sub-County, Mworoa was glad to witness needy students arrive from all over the region.

“I am very happy to be here today and see to it all those present are enabled to report to school,” said the county commissioner who appreciated the students’ thirst for knowledge.

While presenting the aspiring students with individual admission letters, Mworoa lauded the team for showing up and urged them not to lose hope because of late reporting.

She assured the students, accompanied by their parents not to worry over anything as the government was fully prepared to oversee their education until they graduated at the university.

“No money will be demanded by the school heads and no uniform will be required of you during reporting day,” emphasized the county commissioner, while encouraging every student to take this golden opportunity of a lifetime and study hard.

Mworoa said the government has put in place a program to monitor the students in order to prevent future cases of drop outs.

The students were sensitized to bring on board their friends, who have not yet transitioned to form one as the government is ready to prepare the paperwork for each student and their respective schools.

According to the Nairobi Regional Director of Education Mr. Jared Obiero, the registration of students under the government’s 100 per cent transition policy has been smooth for the third day running.

“The government’s expectation is to finalize the registration exercise this week,” affirmed Obiero, adding that students will still be assisted irrespective of the time frame provided.

During yesterday’s event, the transition rate for Nairobi stood at slightly over 98 per cent, since out of 65, 266 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education candidates, only a 1000 had yet to join form one.

By Michael Omondi

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