South Imenti MP Kathuri Murungi has called on the Parliamentary Committee on Education to launch investigations into operations at Starehe Boys Centre.
This comes after the School refused to admit Form One student, Jack Mutuma Mbabu who scored 417 marks in last year’s KCPE and was set to join Starehe, which was his first choice through NEMIS but was turned away. The admission row forcing the Ministry of Education (MoE) to step in and secure a slot for the student at Mang’u School.
Speaking at Parliament buildings, the lawmaker called on parliament through the Education committee and the MoE to investigate the matter and establish whether other students have previously been denied admission in such a manner.
”I condemn the school for failing to admit the student even after he secured admission via Nemis. There’s absolutely no reason why he should not have been admitted. Investigations should be carried out also the parliamentary committee of Education should follow up on this matter and also invite the director to explain the circumstances that led the school refusing Mutuma his admission.” The MP said.
But in a rejoinder, the school management has denied any wrong doing adding that the student failed to follow laid down procedures for admission at the school.
According to the Centre’s Acting director Josphat Mwaura, students wishing to join the school have to select the School as their first choice, fill a comprehensive form(yellow) that must be submitted by July of the same year and attain good marks to be admitted.