Principals Forced Parents To Pay 150k for Form one Admission

Principals Forced Parents To Pay 150k for Form one Admission

Principals Forced Parents To Pay 150k for Form one Admission

Investigations were opened by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission in response to allegations that principals were asking parents for money in exchange for Form One admission letters.On Friday, the anti-graft commission announced that it had been contacted by a number of parents who were concerned about their children being victims of dishonest school administrators.

EACC Spokesperson Eric Ngumbi told the media that some principals were even asking for as much as Ksh150,000 in exchange for an admission letter.”Depending on the school’s level and the principal’s level of greed, we have cases where they are demanding money ranging from Ksh10,000 to Ksh150,000,” EACC Eric Ngumbi said.

He urged parents to report any cases of school principals demanding money in exchange for admission letters.“Principals are now emerging in the group of corrupt persons. I don’t know whether one may want to say that it is their season because this is the time when form ones are being admitted,” Ngumbi denoted.

It is unethical and really embarrassing. We ask parents to report any Principal or individual who is either collecting or soliciting bribes,” Ngumbi said, revealing that the EACC was keeping an eye on the principal of a prestigious girls’ school. On Monday, January 15, Form One students are expected to report to classes.

The admission date was verified by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu on December 18, when the results of the 2024 Form One selection and placement were announced at Nairobi’s Lenana School.Machogu stated, “The candidate must present the letter to the head teacher of the primary school where they sat their KCPE Examination for authentication upon downloading the joining instructions.”

“Principals should verify that the letters they receive are from students who will  only be included on their list of candidates.” He also gave County Education Directors and Regional Directors of Education  instructions to make sure principals don’t charge parents more than what the  Ministry of Education has prescribed.

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