A fifteen-year-old girl set to join secondary school is missing from her home few days as she was set to join in form one last week.
According to Nyamira County Director of Education (CDE) Mrs.Margaret Mwirigi, the mother who comes from Kebirigo, reported the missing child to the area chief after she realized that the girl was neither in Raimandere Secondary school where she was set to join nor at her relatives’ homes.
Mrs.Mwirigi urged the public to report to relevant authorities if they came across the girl or if anyone had the information to her whereabouts.
“We believe the girl is safe.We suspect a case of early marriage but we shall rule out once we get her.
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Anybody coming a cross that teenage should ensure that she is taken back to school or reported to the chief so that she can be safe and in school.
Incase of early marriage because she is 15 years ,the culprit will be dealt with according to the law”, said Margaret.
The County director also warned principals who were forcing below average students to repeat classes so as to push the KSCE mean scores upwards.
She noted that the act was an education malpractice and that if it (repeating) is neccessary, it should be voluntarily.
“No student should be forced to repeat a class so as the the mean is seen to be good.If it should happen,it must be voluntary because once you force one to repeat, we traumatize them and the end results are not appealing “, she added.
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The CDE was addressing Nyamira County principals in Kebirigo Boys high school Tuesday (today) where they met to celebrate good KCSE results of 2019 and discussed ways of supporting government programs among them, 100% transition from primary school to secondary.
In the meeting, the CDE said they all agreed to track all the students to ensure they are in school.