Garissa County teachers and parents have been cautioned not to enroll pupils who should be in grade 7 for the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).
According to Solomon Chesut, Garissa Deputy County Commissioner, various schools have been identified as responsible for shifting pupils from the CBC program to the 8-4-4 curriculum. The aforementioned schools are being investigated, and anyone found guilty will face legal action.
At the unveiling of the recipients of the Equity Bank’s Wings to fly and Elimu scholarship programs at Garissa High School, Chesut stated that there is a new trend among primary school instructors in the area of collaborating with parents to advance their pupils from grade six to class eight, avoiding the registration of the students in junior high school as per the CBC plan.
No one will get away with any illegal activities that have an impact on the lives of school-age children, Chesut said.
The DCC urged the 1,843 students in Garissa County who are receiving Elimu and Wings to Fly scholarships this year to take use of the chance to study hard so that they may improve the lives of their communities once they graduate and find or create jobs.
Additionally, he gave orders to all chiefs and their deputies to make sure that all kids in their jurisdictions make the transfer from primary to secondary schools.
The comments were made barely one day after Yussuf Karayu, the regional coordinator for education, warned county directors of education and school heads against registering grade seven JSS students as KCPE candidates without permission.