Private schools to push for review of Form One selection rules

Private schools will be seeking a review of Form One selection guidelines when they meet Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Tuesday.


Private schools are opposed to the government’s affirmative action, which favours candidates from public schools.

The Kenya Private Schools Association (KPSA) wants Form One places to be given out on merit.

When he released the 2015 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) on Wednesday, Dr Matiangi said he would meet private schools “to listen to their concerns”.

However, Dr Matiang’i warned the discussion should be honest with a focus on figures and facts.

At least 139,393 candidates from private schools sat the exams in 5,959 centres while there were 19,176 public examination centres with a candidature of 798,060.

KPSA Chief Executive Officer Peter Ndoro told the Saturday Nation: “The selection criteria that (have) been used over the years (have) not been fair. (They have) has not been in the best interest of Kenyan children. We want a policy that treats all children fairly, irrespective of whether they are from a public or private school.”

Mr Ndoro said they want a review of what affirmative action should entail.

“We want a child to be admitted to schools based on affirmative action that looks at how disadvantaged the child is and not based on public or private schools,” he added.

He singles out Starehe Boys and Starehe Girls, which he says have been able to identify needy children across Kenya irrespective of the schools they went to.

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Secretary-General Akelo Misori said the system should not discriminate against candidates just because they are from private schools.

Kenya Parents Teachers Association Chairman Nathan Barasa said there should be balance in Form One selection. Daily Nation, Saturday 2nd January 2015
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