President Uhuru Kenyatta has given Government officials upt end of February to ensure 100 percent transition of 2019 KCPE candidates to secondary school.
The President said disciplinary action will be taken against officials in whose jurisdictions children won’t have reported to school by the end of February deadline.
He said the Government wants to make its pledge of a 100 percent transition rate to secondary school a total success.
“Let us make sure that every child is in school and I am giving you until the end of February,” he said.
The President spoke on Tuesday in Nakuru County.
“It is your duty to ensure that every child is in school. Any student having fees problems should be helped by government,” the President said while addressing thousands of Subukia residents who turned to welcome him as he made stopovers in Bahati, Maili Kumi and Kia Maina.
President Kenyatta said all stakeholders should ensure that every child is in school, adding that the legislators should use the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to support children with school fees challenges.
Besides State officials, the President put parents on the spot saying by end of February the government will take action against any parent whose child is found loitering instead of being in school.
“We will take actions against the administrator of that area as well as the parent,” said the President.