No Direct Admission for Form One, CS Amina Warns Principals

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By Our Reporter

3rd December,2019

All student details must be in the National Education Management Information System.
CS Mohamed cautioned principals against issuing admission letters to parents, noting students whose details will not be captured in Nemis will be deemed not to have joined secondary schools.

Form One students who will obtain admission letters directly from principals will not be captured in the National Education Management Information System (Nemis), Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has warned.The CS cautioned principals against issuing admission letters to parents visiting their institutions, noting that students whose details will not be captured in Nemis will be deemed not to have joined secondary schools.

ILLEGALITY

The CS said direct issuance of admission letters is illegal.

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“Schools must admit students only through Nemis, no school should violate the ministry guidelines,” she said.

Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang said no principal should issue admission letters to students directly.
He noted that the letters which will not have been downloaded from the ministry’s website will be viewed as illegal documents and will not be used to admit Form One students to secondary schools.

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He said once students report to the schools, principals will be required to send the details to the ministry for confirmation.“Only letters that have been downloaded from the admissions website are valid,” said Dr Kipsang. Ms Mohammed instructed regional, county and sub-county education officers to take action against any national, extra-county or county school that will violate the directive.She said on the reporting day, schools will admit students using their Nemis accounts.

EFFECTS

Ms Mohamed said any deviation shall only be sanctioned by the ministry.“Students without Unique Personal Identifier (UPI) numbers will be expected to be issued with the same as soon as possible and not later than one mont

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