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Nyeri gets raw deal in Form One selection, MP claims

30 January 2015, 13:03 Joseph Njung'eh

Nairobi - The Ministry of education has again given Nyeri County a raw deal in Form One selection exercise, an MP has asserted.

Kieni Member of Parliament, Kanini Kega has said the selection formula used, gave 60 percent slots in County’s national schools to students from other counties.

" We expected the host sub-county to get 40 per cent of available vacancies, another 40 percent to students from other corners of the County while 20 percent goes to outsiders," said the MP.

Kega said it was unacceptable that area parents that have invested in the national schools' facilities have nowhere to take their top performing students while places in their best schools are taken by students from outside.

The vocal MP made the remarks during a prize giving ceremony at Ndiriti Primary School in Kieni East Sub-County.

Last year County Government of Nyeri moved to court complaining of the same and the ministry promised to address the matter and compensate Nyeri students.

Kanini further complained that the fee charged at national schools was very high as he asked the government to urgently implement Kiremi Mwiria Secondary Education report.

" There are schools charging upto KES 136,000 while the report recommended a maximum of KES 45,000. The national schools appear to be a preserve of the rich only if the issue will not be addressed,” said the MP.

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