The government has extended the reporting of Form One students from the earlier set deadline of Friday 12thJanuary to 17th January.
“Due to overwhelming turn up of students in some regions, and slow turn up especially in Coast region, and being considerate not to lock out any child, the cabinet secretary has authorized the extension,” Kipsang said on Saturday.
On Friday, acting Education CS Fred Matiang’i expressed concern over low Form One uptake in the Coast region.
He cited the example of Kwale County where only 754 students had reported by Friday against 5,568 available vacancies.
Kipsang said replacements for students who fail to take up their slots by the end of Wednesday will be done on Friday, January 19.
The move is part of government’s efforts to achieve a 100 percent transition of students from primary to secondary schools.
“Those selected during the replacement exercise will be expected to report by January 23,” he said.