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MP calls for fairness in Form One selection

03 January 2014, 16:47 Joseph Njung’eh

Mathira - Mathira Member of Parliament, Peter Kinyua Weru Friday asked the Ministry of education to be fair and balanced while selecting the Form One students.

Weru said pupils from public or private schools should be given equal opportunities of joining the best secondary schools.

He said it would be unfair if the selection would be based on other factors other than the points scored by a pupil in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations.

He spoke in his constituency during an interview after attending a funeral service of one of the teachers from the area.

He observed that parents who have opted to have their children school in private institutions are also investing on education thus ought not to be punished for scoring high marks and for their rights of choice.

If the selection process cannot be balanced between the two, Weru said then the government should set other parameters for the private schools pupils to join public secondary schools other than the national examination.

“We all know that KCPE is the basic standard for one to join a secondary school and no any other way should be used to determine who to be enrolled in which secondary school so long the points allow,” said the MP.

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