State warns schools over JSS admissions

Written by on 12 January 2023

The government has warned private schools against admission and collection of fees for Junior Secondary School (JSS) before they are approved by the Ministry of Education.

The warning by Mombasa County Director of Education Peter Magiri comes as it emerged that no school had so far received approval from the government through the Education ministry to offer JSS.

Addressing the media at his office yesterday at Uhuru Na Kazi Building, Magiri asked parents to be cautious of private schools advertising that they have been approved to offer JSS.

“Some private schools are cunning, I have seen many with banners saying they have been registered to offer JSS. As we are speaking now, there is no school that has been given the go ahead to  provide  JSS,” said Magiri.

 The education official said they were depending on the private schools to ensure the 100 per cent transition policy by the government is achieved even as he states that the government will not compromise on quality in approving private schools to offer JSS.

 “Don’t be in a hurry, wait for the government to publish all approved schools so that you get information and be advised accordingly.

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