Members of Private School Owners Association (PSOA) have voiced out their frustrations over the new system of secondary placement by the government saying it’s biased to favour public schools.
In the new system, The Ministry of education will conduct one selection and do placement exercise, which experts argue would affect students who scored less than 350 marks.
Previously, selection and placement was done twice, this allowed parents and candidates to select preferred schools during the second round also known as revision.
On the other hand cabinet secretary of Education prof George Magoha, has urged those in the private sector should not to take the new way as competition but as an equal player in education to complement the government in realizing its goal of seeing all students take up secondary education.
We want a system that will pick the best brains from Kiandutu slums in Thika and take them to Alliance Girls High school,” Magoha stated during the unveiling of the new placement system.
PSOA has also tasked the government with explaining how the 2020 KCPE examination was market as well as the grading of the results. This comes after claims of discrimination were voiced by a section of the owners from Kiambu and Thika