- Education CS Ezekiel Machogu directed those who sat for KCPE last year to join form one from Monday, February 06, 2023.
- At Bungoma high school, parents and students turned up very early in the morning prepared to go through the admission process.
As form one admission kicks off, parents and guardians are racing against time to ensure that their children are in school.
Education CS Ezekiel Machogu directed those who sat for KCPE last year to join form one from Monday, February 06, 2023.
At Bungoma high school, parents and students turned up very early in the morning prepared to go through the admission process.
Speaking to the press at the school premise on Monday, Dr Erick Wasike, deputy principal of Bungoma high school, said that the doors were opened at 6:30 am ready to receive students who were either set by the ministry of education or those who requested for chances.
Wasike told the Star that the ministry of education allocated the school 768 students.
“The ministry allocated us 768 students but we have also received requests from students who wish to join Bungoma high school,” Wasike added.
The deputy principal said that the school might receive up to 900 students if all turn up for admission.
He said that the school targets to admit over 400 students for day one.
He said that parents are trying to pay school fees saying that hardships have been experienced with onboarding materials.
“Parents are trying to pay fees but the challenges are at purchasing boarding facilities,” he said.
On school infrastructures, Wasike said that the available hostels can only host 500 students asking NG-CDF to move with speed and complete the dormitory to house form ones.
“Currently the space to host form ones may not be enough if the NG-CDF won’t finish the dormitory that is ongoing,” he said.
On the uniform deal, Wasike said that the school has honoured CS Machogu’s directive to parents purchase uniforms outside the school.
He said that the school has invited a uniform vendor to the school to give parents an easy time purchasing uniforms.
“Machogu’s directive over the purchase of uniforms is a great relief to the school as now the ministry can know who to blame,” he said.
Wasike urged form ones to work hard and post good results at the end of the four years course.
Julie Wangusi, a parent from Meru County who had brought her son for admission at Bungoma high school said that the exercise has been very smooth.
“I arrived at Bungoma high school grounds at 9 am, the admission exercise has been very smooth. My son has been admitted,” she said.
Christian Baraka, Wangusi’s son who got 355 marks in KCPE told the star he is ready to work hard and become an architect.