Mombasa,KENYA:The Ministry of education on Wednesday launched an operation tupeleke watoto shule at the coast region to sensitize residents on the importance of education.
Addressing journalists in Mombasa the acting cabinet secretary for education Dr.Fred Matiang’I said that the operation follows poor form one turn up being experienced at all the six counties at the Coast.
The administration officers will from Wednesday move in different primary schools and villages to inquire the whereabouts of pupils who sat for K.C.P.E 2017.
The ministry has said it will not again extend reporting dates for form ones but will take action against parents who will not have taken their children to school by Saturday.
Dr.Matiangi assured parents that there is enough security in all schools and urged them to ensure they take their children in schools.
The Coast leaders present including Tiata Taveta County governor Grandon Samboja and Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya have promised to work closely with the ministry of education and ensure all pupils who sat for K.C.P.E in 2017 join secondary school.
He further gave a warning to school principals who are collecting money from parents for reasons other than school fees.
‘The government has already taken money to all form one student even those who have not reported to their respective school, I have instructed County education officials to move to schools and find out a school that is collecting money from the parents’said Matiang’i.
He asked parents from Lamu County to take pupils in school citing that the security in the county is tight.