Mombasa, KENYA: The government is planning to make public secondary education free in the next three years.
Addressing addressing the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA) annual conference at Wild Waters center in Mombasa, president Uhuru said quality education in secondary schools is important for the future of the country.
“To ensure we remove the impediments of access to secondary education, my government has increased.
free day secondary education expenditure by 33 percent to Kshs. 32 billion”.
However, Uhuru said the major challenge facing the education sector is that some of the candidates who completes are unable to join secondary schools in the country.
“ We have seen transitional rates from primary to secondary schools improve substantially from 60 per cent in 2008 to 86.7 percent in 2015. Even as we celebrate this growth, we should not lose sight of the fact that 18 percent of our KCPE candidates are not able to access secondary education and more worrying is that the sizable number of school going children are not in school today.” added president Uhuru.
On exam cheating, Kenyatta has given stern warning to teacher and invigilators who aid candidates in cheating during the national exams saying stern measures will be taken against the suspects.
Teacher s conference is expected to end this Friday.