Education ministry has made another row-back on it’s early decision to bar secondary school principals from admitting form ones who were given admission letters directly.
The directive comes few days after the ministry ordered principals to recall all letters that had been issued directly from school. In a move that has shocked many, education PS Dr. Kipsang has now stated through a circular dated 5th January, 2019 that secondary school heads are now at liberty to admit learners directly.
“All principals who may have issued hard copy letters to parents to regularize the process by uploading the students’ details onto the online system to fast tract the process of validation and approval,” says Dr. Kipsang.
Principals have been asked to capture details of learners in the National Education Management Information System (Nemis) upon reporting to school.
NEMIS simplifies retrieval of data of learners whenever they visit health facilities under the National Hospital Insurance Fund scheme and FDSE benefits. Last year the government rolled out a medical cover for all secondary school students.
All Kenya Certificate of Primary School, KCPE, candidates who sat their exams last year (2018) are expected to report to national, extra county, county and sub county secondary schools by Monday 7th January 2019 and not later than Friday 11th January, 2019.