Reprieve for Kenyan parents after government extends birth certificate deadline

Many Parents had temporarily close down their businesses as others camped at Huduma centers to get the precious document.

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed says the government is aware of the challenges faced by parents and guardians in the acquisition of birth certificates and would therefore not lock out students who failed to register in the recently concluded data collection exercise.

Long queues characterized Huduma Centers across the country in the last few weeks as parents and guardians raced against time to beat the deadline and get their children birth certificates which are mandatory for registration under the new national education information examination system.

Many temporarily close down their businesses as others camped at Huduma centers to get the precious document for fear that failure to do so would result in their children not sitting for national exams.

Latest data indicates that 68 percent of learners in primary schools and 98 percent of learners in secondary schools have had their information captured in NEMIS.

The CS has assured parents that the registration will continue as long as schools are open.

Meanwhile, CS Amina has put on notice schools whose buses are yet to be painted yellow and fitted with safety belts designed to be used by children as per the new regulation saying they won’t be allowed on the roads.

School buses were supposed to adhere to the government directive by the March 31 deadline.

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