Kaloleni, Ganze struggle with 100% transition

100 % transition

Ganze and Kaloleni sub counties have the highest number of students who cannot be accounted for in the 100% transition to high school.

In statistics released on Friday by Kilifi county commissioner Magu Mutindika, Kaloleni has 198 while Ganze has 155 students who cannot be accounted for.

Speaking after sending to school 106 students from Kilifi north sub county, Mutindika  said the mop up of those not in school will continue until all students are accounted for.

According to the statistics, 32,587 from the county have joined form one. This represents 95.2 percent of the total number of students who sat for the exam last year.

A further 881 students have not reported to school. This represents 2.5 percent of those who sat for the KCPE exam last year.

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Students who joined technical and vocational training (TVETs) 489 which is 1.4 percent while 305 students repeated primary school.

By Friday, Rabai had registered the highest number of students who transitioned to high school. Rabai was at 98 percent with 2641 students joining form one, nine repeated while 34 joined TVETs.

It was closely followed by Kilifi south and Malindi at 97 percent. Out of the 4223 students who sat for the exam in Kilifi south, 4102 reported to high school, seven repeated primary school while 16 joined TVETs.

In Malindi, 7538 students sat for the KCPE exam and 7360 joined form one, 47 repeated and 23 joined TVETs.

Kilifi north was at 94.5 percent with 3458 out of the 3656 who sat for the exam joining form one, 57 repeated in primary and 49 joined TVETs.

Kaloleni, Ganze and Magarini stand at 94 percent. 4298 students sat for the KCPE in Kaloleni. 4051 transitioned to high school, 12 repeated while 37 joined TVETs.

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In Ganze, 5001 sat for the exam, 4709 joined high school, 137 joined TVETs and no student reported primary school. 4622 students sat for the exam in Magarini, 4362 proceeded to form one, 68 repeated while 130 joined TVETs.

1504 students did their exam in Chonyi Sub County, 1403 joined form one, 34 repeated primary and 55 joined TVETs.

Kauma Sub County had the list number of students who sat for the exam in the county. Out of the 772, 650 joined form one, 15 repeated and 36 joined TVETs. The county had a total number of 86 private candidates who are adults.

In total, 659 students had not been accounted for by Friday in Kilifi county.

Kilifi north Sub county deputy county commissioner Josphat Mutisya said the exercise will continue until all students are accounted for.

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Musa Juma
Musa Juma is a political reporter focusing on regional and national politics and governance. Juma also writes on food security and sustainable development.

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