The Ministry of Education in collaboration with National government officials in Kajiado North are currently conducting a mobilization exercise to ensure those students who sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education(KCPE) last year are enrolled into secondary schools.
According to Kajiado North Assistant County Commissioner Sylvia Achola there are about 184 students in Kajiado North who are yet to report to secondary schools despite the commencement of the new term.
“The aim of this exercise is to ensure that children who completed their primary school transit into secondary school. We have received reports on the children who have not reported to secondary schools and together with the Education office, Nyumba Kumi and area chiefs, we have been able to identify a number of them and bring them to school. “she said.
The secondary school enrollment exercise in Kajiado North has received a positive response.
Several students from Ngong and Ongata Rongai towns that had not reported to secondary school have been enrolled.
Currently at least 6 students have been enrolled to secondary schools in Kerarrapon and Embulbul in the ongoing exercise.
Most female students who did not transition to secondary schools in Kajiado North is as a result of early pregnancies which made them opt to drop out of school because they are unable to balance their education as well as their new parental responsibilities.
Reports indicate that some students in Kajiado North failed to enroll to secondary schools because they began to engage in business activities and consequently lost interest in their education.
A majority of young males who were supposed to join secondary schools joined the ‘boda boda’ sector which has gained popularity among young people in Ngong and Ongata Rongai towns.
School heads had been warned by Education CS George Magoha not to send children home because of lack of school fees.
A number of students in Kajiado North have been enrolled through this exercise without having to pay school fees.