Busy day for schools as Form Ones report on day 1

St. Joseph's Girls High School Kakamega. Schools in the county had a busy day admitting Form One students today.

It was a busy day across schools in Kakamega County as Form One students reported to their schools on day one of life in secondary school.

Hundreds of parents and guardians braved the chilly day punctuated by rains as they escorted their children to the various schools that they were called to.

Others spent the nights in various schools that they preferred as they sought vacancies away from the schools they had been admitted to.

Schools that attracted a lot of interest in the county include Butere Girls, St. Peter’s Mumias Boys, St. Mary’s Mumias Girls, Sacred Heart Mukumu Girls, St. Ignatius Mukumu Boys, Musingu Boys and Kakamega High.

Parents said they preferred the institutions due to their sterling performance in KCSE and out-of-class activities.

“I travelled all the way from Mombasa to seek a place for my son at Mukumu Boys and I have been told to wait due to the high number of learners looking for vacancies,” said one parent.

Principal of Kakamega High Dr Julius Wambani said parents, guardians and students started arriving at the institution as early as yesterday night.

“We began to enroll the students at 5.30AM and expect to have filled all the 350 slots by evening,” said Dr Wambani.

He and his counterpart at Mukumu Boys Sylvester Ashioya said they were assessing each of the reporting students to ascertain the level of need before considering them for scholarships.

Lwanda Day Secondary School in Shinyalu Constituency donated bicycles to students who reported to assist them commute from home to ease pressure on available facilities.

By Denis Lumiti 

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