Korokocho Chief Going Round Schools To Take Records Of Absent Students
A chief in Korokocho slums has taken up a personal initiative to go round into schools to take records of students who have not reported back to school.
Chief Nashon Opiyo says that the initiative will help him trace the pupils and find out why they have not reported back to school after the Christmas holidays.
Opiyo says that he also seeks to take legal action against parents who have intentionally barred their children from going to school.
“I have been going round taking records on the reports status ,but I am certain by the end of the this week no student will be out of school and awe are ready to take legal action on parents who would have not sent their children to school’’, said Opiyo.
Opiyo also says that they are currently in talks with the Ministry of Education to find a solution to the perennial influx of students seeking admission into public schools from private schools.
“This is an area with population of 150,000 residents, we have the challenge of admitting all students seeking admission but we are currently in talks with the ministry of education at the sub county levels that the overstretched learning facilities are expanded. The private schools are also urged not to hike school fee to ensure all learners who missed admission in public schools are accommodated,” he added.
Korogocho area is the fourth informal settlement in Nairobi with a population approximated to be 150000 in the last census.
The school going age is also slightly below the total population.
BY RODGERS ODUOR
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