Gucha Sub County has managed to enroll 1,490 students out of the projected 2,295 in Form One, area Sub County Director of Education, Japheth Odhiambo has said.
Mr. Odhiambo said that the rate of transition for those who had finished primary level to secondary school is commendable adding the Sub County had achieved 64.92 % transition rate to secondary school.
“We have achieved a commendable 64.92% rate of transition in which we projected to enroll 2,295 and managed to enroll 1,490 in secondary school within the Sub County,”Mr. Odhiambo confirmed
Speaking to KNA Tuesday during an interview at his office, the director said that the Sub County has achieved the highest rate of transition of learners from primary to secondary schools in 2019 compared to the previous years.
“By the 18th of this month our sub County had enrolled 901 girls out of 1,233 projected making it 73.07% and 589 boys out of 1062 projected making it 55.46% an achievement that has never been recorded in the previous years,” he further explained.
He hinted to KNA that they want to identify a model school for boys within the Sub County and equip it to be able to attract more boys in the region in future.
Mr. Odhiambo said the move by government to ensure all students from primary schools transit to secondary school is in order as it is possible to trace the few students who have not reported to school and establish reasons for not joining secondary school.
“Secondary school principals who are having trouble admitting their form one students with the aid of National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) may continue using the manual system of registration because there is a huge traffic of users on the same platform causing it to be extremely slow or even stop at some point as the technical experts are solving the hitch at the main servers in Nairobi ,” the Sub County director of education assured.
President Uhuru Kenyatta had given a directive to the Ministry of Education to ensure that there is 100% transition of learners from primary to secondary school as the government pays tuition fee.
By Deborah Bochere