Coast, North Eastern regions record low student reporting rate

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Education CS Prof. George Magoha while inspecting reassumption of learning at Kianjau Primary School in Kiandutu Slum, Thika, Kiambu County./COURTESY

Fewer learners have reported back to school in the Coast and North Eastern regions compared to other parts of the country.

Speaking at Kianjau primary school in Thika, Kiambu County, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said that 80 percent of learners reported to school on Monday.

“Reports that 50 percent of students reported to school by yesterday are untrue. The rate of reporting is very good,” he said.

The CS said they were hopeful that all students would have reported to school by Thursday.

Students from private schools that had shut down are being admitted to public schools.

According to the CS, students whose schools were shut down after being completely submerged by floods in Baringo and Lake Victoria have reported to other schools or newly refurbished ones.

Magoha said the government has helped some to procure land to rebuild new schools to avoid such incidents in the future.

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