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Kakamega attains 98pc school transition rate

Kakamega County has attained a transition rate of over 98 per cent of students from primary school to secondary school.

The County Director of Education (CDE), Hellen Nyang’au, said the remaining 2 per cent belongs to people who have relocated to other counties and those who have not been able to raise school fees.

She said students without fees are getting support through bursaries from both the National Government Constituencies Development Fund (NG-CDF) and the County Government Bursary Scheme.

The CDE said a total of 193,552 students joined Form 1, including 92,005 boys and 101,547 girls.

She disclosed that schools in Kakamega North recorded the highest student enrollment of 25,349 students, that is, 12,373 boys and 12,976 girls.

“Likuyani subcounty had the least student enrollment, with 2925 boys and 2953 girls,” she added.

Nyanga’u noted that already 27, 899 boys and 27, 722 girls have reported to junior public secondary schools, representing a 99.7 per cent rate for boys and 96.94 per cent for girls.

“We were expecting over 27, 961 boys and 27,805 girls to report to Junior Public Secondary schools,” she added.

She also said a total of 1,753 boys and 1,907 girls have reported to junior private secondary schools.

“Our junior secondary and secondary schools are conducive for our learners to learn, and the dormitories are spacious enough to accommodate the students,” Nyang’au assured.

Kakamega County has a total of 437 secondary schools and 945 junior secondary schools, including both public and private institutions.

The county has two national schools, namely Kakamega High School and Butere Girls.

It has 32 extra county schools, 68 county schools, 317 sub-county schools, 16 private schools and two special needs schools.

The Special Needs schools are St. Angela Vocational School and ACK Ematundu Secondary School.

By Stanley Odhiambo and Trizerbel Mboyi

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