Flurry of activities as Form One students report [Pictures]

Parents wait for their children to be admitted at Kisii School. (Sammy Omingo, Standard)
Schools yesterday were a beehive of activity as thousands of Form One students reported for their first day in secondary school.

A Form One student at Kakamega High School during the admission process. (Benjamin Sakwa, Standard)
Long queues started forming early hours of the morning in the schools across the country.

Students placed by the Ministry of Education lined up at the registration desk for verification.

Form One students have their personal effects inspected before being admitted at Moi Girls High School in Eldoret. (Kevin Tunoi, Standard)

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As the ministry moves to implement the 100 per cent transition drive, students’ whose admission letters were not generated from the National Education Information Management System (Nemis) portal faced rejection in the school they went to.

Form One students with their parents at Nakuru Girls High School. (Harun Wathari, Standard).
The government had increased capitation per child per year to Sh22, 244 in all secondary schools.

The amount caters for full fee in day schools, with boarding schools only allowed to charge between Sh40,000 and Sh53,000. 

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And yesterday, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha announced that Sh32.5 billion had been released to cater for free day secondary schools.

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