The Constitution of Kenya recognizes the need for basic education for all children under the Bill of Rights. According to the Basic Education Act 2013 stipulates that any parent who is Kenyan or whose child resides in the country must enroll them for primary and secondary education. Kenya adopted the Policy on Universal Access to Basic Education in 2018. The Policy seeks to ensure that all children enroll in Primary School and complete their Secondary School Education, with a 100% transition rate. The move towards attainment of 100 per cent transition from primary to secondary education is just one step towards attainment of universal basic education. Today the cabinet secretary for education, Prof. George Magoha promised students from vulnerable households who were unable to join secondary schools that the government is ready to offer full scholarship and bursaries countrywide
The cabinet secretary who was speaking during an inspection of the Kenya Secondary Education Quality Improvement Project (SEQIP) infrastructural works at Butere Girls High School, said that in order to achieve a 100% transition from primary to secondary schools, administrators must track students and make them register in various learning institutions. As per his statement, “The Chiefs, together with their assistants, should be in the forefront in ensuring that our children are enrolled in various schools with the assistance of the police,” Magoha said, adding that the government would investigate any case of a pupil not reporting to school.
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