Over the last few years, the ministry of education has been faces with a huge problem of public and private schools registering ghost students for national examinations. Though the ministry of education has promised to investigate and do away with the registration of ghost students completely, it's high time we look at the reasons why school commit such a illegal act.
1. Low number of candidates in a school.
Since the ministry of education directed that schools with less than 30 students should merge to form an examination centre, school principals and headmasters found a trick to avoid merging together. The school usually registers ghost students for national examinations so as to attain the required minimum of 30 students.
2. Schools being located in very remote and sparsely populated area.
Most schools in Kenya, especially primary schools, are located in areas which do not have many residents. It would very difficult for principals and headteachers to find a nearby school to merge with. This forces them to register ghost students as the only way to avoid being denied opportunity to register their candidates for national examinations.
These are the main reasons for the registration of ghost students. However, there are reasons like deliberate decision by prestigious private schools among many other reasons.
What is your take on registration of ghost students?
What do you think can be done.
Please follow me for more news.
Content created and supplied by: MrParod (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More