New secondary school in Nairobi for Form One students who missed slots


The Education Ministry has set up a new secondary school in Nairobi County to accommodate some of 2019 KCPE candidates who had not joined Form One as of Monday.

A statement from the ministry said the new school has been created within Riruta Satellite Primary School already has 24 students enrolled.

“They were among 45 young people who the Ministry, in conjunction with the Ministry of Interior and National Coordination, mobilized with a view to enrolling them in Form I in the area,” the statement reads.

Dr. Belio Kipsang, the PS for Basic Education, led the exercise that saw other students distributed to Dagoretti mixed, Mutuini, Ruthimuthu and Beth Mugo secondary schools.

Speaking at Riruta Satellite Primary School, Dr. Kipsang said the ministry would provide 50 desks, chairs, textbooks for the students.

“The government wants to make sure that all children are in school,” Dr. Kipsang noted.

Dr. Kipsang reiterated that the 100% transition policy is aimed at ensuring that all children have access to basic education,.

“The Government has reserved Ksh. 22,240 for all the students who sat for KCPE last year,” he said in the statement