Kisumu Central MP Ken Obura has proposed that a law be put in place to reserve 20 per cent intake for local students by Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) in the National Schools within their areas.
Kisumu Central Legislature said that most students with good results are unable to get access to national schools within their areas.
Here we have Maseno School and Kisumu Girls High School and our children with good grades cannot be admitted in these schools, so am going to sponsor a bill in the parliament to amend the laws, so that at least 20% of the slots are reserved for the locals students so that they be able to befit, said Obura.
He however added that a law should be passed or the Education Act amended to reserve some percentage for the local students where the national schools are.
The MP said the National Government had increased the number of National Schools but they are not serving students in those areas.
Speaking in Kisumu after donating iron sheets and cash to traders at Kibuye Market whose stalls got burnt a few days ago, Obura said the form one selection was a sham as most students with higher marks failed to get admission in national schools of their choice.
He hinted that he plans to summon education cabinet secretary Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi to parliament once they resume shading more light over that matter.
Obura said parents and students are disappointed with the exercise and questioned the rationale used to award admission of students across the country.
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