A high school in Bumula, Bungoma County did not receive a single student in the just concluded Form One reporting. The students had attained 185,174 and 143 marks respectively on their KCPE leaving them with plenty of options for schools to attend but they all opted out. This is because Mikokwe ACK Secondary School which was one of the closest locations only got three applicants and none showed up after being placed there by NEMIS Portal. The principal Dickens Lungamati lamented that ironically even though it’s closer than Webuye where some would have come from- this still does not count as success due to lack of interest or other factors such as parental pressure over choice made at early age etcetera.
“We have experienced a challenge because no student has reported to this so far. Students from nearby were not given slots in this school. My prayer is that parents who leave nearby will bring their students to school because the facility has all the learning equipment and teachers,” he stated.
Lungamati, a student at the school in Kenya shares that he has enjoyed his time here. He enjoys how spacious classrooms can hold up to 45 students and are equipped with bookshelves for reading material as well as tables where students may do their work. In addition, there is an on-site laboratory which provides hands-on opportunities but also gives kids like Lungamati occasions to get out of class when necessary due to its proximity such schools’ strict rules against leaving campus without permission during classes hours (8 AM until 2 PM).
As part of government’s objective ensure 100 percent transition into new educational facilities across all regions nationwide by August 6th it was reported this morning that 36254 candidates had secured slots in National Schools while another
213,591 were admitted to county schools and 718,516 in sub-county schools.
A total of 1,191,616 candidates registered for KCPE 2020 exam but 12,424 were absent during the examination period.
There were 8,091 candidates who scored over 400 marks.