BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,9TH JAN,2018-It is a date with destiny for Form One students admitted to various schools in Nairobi County as they start reporting for the first term of their secondary education.
A spot check by WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE across several schools in Nairobi has revealed that most of them were a beehive of activities as students and their parents checked in to complete the admissions process. Some of the schools that witnessed the activities include Lenana school,Pangani girls,Ngara girls ,starehe among others.
At Starehe Boys Centre, Director Charles Masheti said that they are not admitting day scholars due to some challenges that they have discussed with the Ministry of Education.
He added that currently, they have 280 students in Form One.
“We have 280 Form Ones who are all in boarding as we are currently not admitting day scholars because of our policy which will face challenges if we allow day scholars,” said Mr Masheti.
At State House Girls School, deputy principal, academics, Mr Wamocha Khakane, said they are currently admitting Form Ones in the boarding section with the day scholars expected to report on Thursday.
He said they have 330 boarders and 110 day scholars.
He added that they have received requests from day scholars who want to be boarders but the dormitories are currently full.
The students are a mixture of those reporting to boarding and day units after the Ministry of Education introduced the latter category in especially in national schools which previously did not have day scholars.
The government through the ministry of education came up with the plan that will see the number of students enrolled in national schools increase despite limited infrastructure especially boarding facilities