By Linah Musangi | Mwingi
With the form ones’ reporting dates having been extended to allow all students report to their respective schools, two parents from Mwingi Central now ask individuals of Goodwill to help their daughters proceed with secondary education.
The two girls, Miriam Kavuvi and Susan Mawia who sat the 2017 KCPE examination scored 327 and 320 marks respectively but their newsy families couldn’t afford to pay their fees.
This is despite the directive from government insisting on provision of free secondary education which will as well supply books to schools plus catering for a certain percentage of school fees.
This directive has however been met with diverse controversies with form one students being asked to report with books which contradicts the words of CS matiang’i.
Speaking to the press, Priscillar Kavuvi, parent of Miriam Kavuvi, pleaded with well-wishers to support the education of her daughter who had earlier done Kcpe in 2016 but failed to join high school due to lack of school fees. Now her dream of being a surgeon hangs in limbo once again.
“We have alot of challenges here in Kasina Primary to a number of parents who are vulnerable and single. This becomes a big issue in raising the fees for the students when they sit their KCPE.” Alex Maithya ,headteacher at Kasina Primary said.
“2017 class had 59pupils ,the highest got 363 marks and went to Matinyani boys under a sponsorship from the catholic diocese of kitui and harambees.We hopefully expect to see these young potential angels getting sponsorship and working on their dreams.” He added.
Speaking to the press ,Mawia together with Mirriam expressed their wish to join form one and catch up with other students.
Miriam had received an admission letter to Nzeluni girls while her counterpart is to join Mutonguni girls.