The number of students admitted in Form1 in Magarini Sub County has increased from 40 percent previously to 84 percent this year.
Speaking to press on phone, Magarini Sub-County director of Education Mr. John Githinji said his department was able to reach pupils from their homes and persuade them to join secondary school education.
“This was achieved through the help of principals from secondary schools in Magarini and the chiefs from various villages,” he said.
Mr. Githinji added that serious campaigns involved moving from house-to-house by chiefs, their assistants and other stakeholders had made the high enrolment possible.
He said it was targeted that by the end of this term the number will reach 100 percent as required by the government.
“We are proud because we can see where our efforts have taken us, we had so many children who were at home for one reason or another but are now enrolled in schools and even some in polytechnics had also left and joined secondary schools,” added Mr. Githinji.
He said plans were underway to ensure that pupils who had repeated class eight also join secondary schools with the help of county government.
By Pola Nyaga and Simon Guruba