Magoha: Heads who Admit Form Ones Where They were Not Placed to Face Punishment
Education CS George Magoha has instructed school heads not to admit Form Ones in schools they were not placed in.
He maintained that all Form One students should report to the schools they were placed in unless constrained by special circumstances such as medical condition. Those found issuing transfer letters to form ones will face the law.
“What will determine a child’s performance is most importantly the child’s self-drive and discipline,” he said.
The CS was reacting to the low numbers of Form Ones that have reported in secondary schools so far.
Magoha urged parents to desist from keeping their children at home in the hope that they will be taken to other schools.
“Stop keeping the children home because you think they are going to be taken to another school. That’s not going to happen,” he said.
The CS pointed out that middle class families are the most persistent in trying to get their children into different schools from the ones they were placed in.
“If you are a middle class and you are not happy where your child has been taken, please take them to private schools and pay school fees for them,” Magoha said.
“Stop destabilizing the government system which is actually efficient.”
Magoha was speaking at Kisumu Girls high school on Saturday, when he was inspecting the status of form one admission.
The CS noted that every Kenyan school is well funded and capitation for every child is paid to the same level.
Magoha further stated that all the children should go to school and be sure that they are going to be received.
“We are going to work quickly to identify those extremely poor. For the parents who don’t have enough money, send your child with the money that you have as you look for the rest of the money.”