Only 57 candidates who sat for last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in Tana River County may join university.
Local county Director of Education Mr James Nyagah said the students managed to get the university minimum entry point of C+ adding that the performance was better compared to the previous year when only 17 candidates qualified.
Speaking during the National government service delivery meeting held at Hola County Commissioner’s boardroom Mr Nyagah said about 36 students who obtained grade C plain during the examination were likely to secure places in colleges for diploma courses.
He however decried that the results of four students were cancelled for various reasons while calling on parents, teachers and local leaders in the County to team up together in order to improve the education performance in the area.
He also called on the parents to change their negative attitude towards the secondary schools in the County saying, many parents prefer to take their school children to secondary schools outside the Tana River County claiming that the performance of their local schools is bad.
Mr Nyagah said, “it was through teamwork between the parents and teachers that better results could be achieved in the County”.
He also cautioned against drug abuse like brown sugar in some school students in the Madogo Division of Tana North Sub County.
He appealed to the police to intervene in order to stop the supply of the drugs in Madogo so that students could castrate in the learning activities.
Responding, Tana River County Police Commander Mr Emmanual Karisa Mwaringa who was at the meeting said, security personnel will be deployed in the area in order to net those supplying brown sugar.
By Simon Guruba