Blessings in disguise:Student denied admission at Starehe Boys now accepted at Mang’u High School

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST JAN, 2019-They say what does not break you definitely makes you even stronger.This is a statement parents of one boy Jack Mutuma Mbabu knows very well.Jack who is a Form One student who was denied admission by Starehe Boys Center can now rest easy .

The boy’s predicament was first highlighted on Citizen TV and lucky the ministry of education officials got the information and following concerted efforts that have been ongoing the government has secured him an admission at Mang’u High School.

Education CS Amina Mohammed on Monday said the boy, who scored 417 marks in the 2018 KCSE exam, will be admitted to Mang’u High School immediately.

“That issue has been resolved and the student who was going to Starehe has been posted to Mang’u,” said CS Amina.

The parents of the boy were almost giving up hope after Starehe Boy’s Centre turned them away despite their son having an admission letter to the school and his name properly entered into the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS).

For over a week, the boy and his parents were forced to sleep in a hotel room in Nairobi, having travelled from their home in Isiolo.

Starehe insisted he would not be allowed to study at the institution with the administration accusing his father of behaving inappropriately and failing to meet admission procedures.

The school’s head of operations John Okeno, the institution established six decades ago follows its own strict procedure in admissions.However Jack’s parents have denied any wrong doing and turned down as false and malicious the Mr Okeno’s sentiments.

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