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Oparanya denies making Form one school fees promise

06 February 2015, 12:07

Kakamega - Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has denied reports that he promised to pay fees for students going to Form one, as reported in a section of media.

A statement signed by Nancy Khisa, the county’s Head of Communication said Oparanya only promised to ensure pupils who scored 350 marks and above in last year’s KCPE exams will get admission to the national schools that are hosted in Kakamega County.

“Hon. Oparanya has said that he has negotiated with the National government to allow these schools to accommodate these pupils,” Khisa said in the statement.

Also read: MPs decry discrimination in Form One selection

He however said that priority will be given to children from needy backgrounds to ensure that they are not disenfranchised and can access the level of education they have so worked hard to earn.

“Such admissions will be on first come first served basis according to the admission level that each school can hold,” the statement added.

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