Starehe Boys on the spot after rejecting student admitted to the school

Starehe Boys highlighted over admission

Students waiting to sit for an examination at Starehe Boys High School

A form one student was on Thursday denied admission to Starehe Boys High School after the parents failed to meet the procedures given by the school.

The school claimed that the father, David Babu, was rude and had failed to meet the admission procedures that required him to sign a requisite form from the school.

The student, who scored 417 marks in last year’s KCPE examinations, was the only student out of the 23 selected through the NEMIS system not admitted.

Acting Centre Director Josphat Mwaura stated that Babu’s son had not been selected to join the school but rather was part of the 24 students who had been recommended for consideration by the Ministry of Education.

Babu explained that the school had treated him unfairly even after he met all the requirements stipulated in the placement letter issued by the ministry.

“We were chased out like we were conmen, I am embarrassed and so disappointed,” stated Babu.

Head of operations of the school John Okeno pointed out that the institution had it’s own way of admitting students.

“I am not going to tell you the outcome. Our only consideration is the child,” remarked Okeno.

CS Amina Mohamed intervenes

In a different case, a Rastafarian student was on Thursday allowed to join school after the intervention of Education CS Amina Mohamed.

The father of the student had filed a petition at the High Court against the ministry and Olympic High School on the basis of religious discrimination.

Amina directed that the school should allow the student back to school.

“Allow Rastafarian girl back to school with her dreadlocks,” remarked the Education CS.

The school had refused to admit the student due to her dread locked hair.

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