Form One Student Denied Entry at Maranda High School
Form one admission is ongoing countrywide with several parents facing a challenge in meeting all the requirements due to harsh economic times and high poverty levels in some families.
A top student who comes from a humble background was forced to spend a night in the cold outside the school premises after he was denied entry into the school.
The incident has caught attention of Kenyans who feels that student would have been admitted for the parents to meet the remaining requirements later on.
The student was featured on national news media after scoring 398 marks in his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results walked over 40 kilometers hoping to be admitted.
Tuko digital news media platform has reported that Kelvin Otieno performed exemplary despite coming from a village school which lacked even the basic necessities and his parents struggling to put food on the table after coming from school.
However, what caught the eyes of other parents was the way the young star was treated by the administration of Maranda High School after they instructed the watchman to lock the student outside the compound.
Kelvin was forced to spend the night outside hoping that the principal would heed his prayers to join the school and resume classes like his fellow students.
The school secured a slot in Marana high school and he has hopes of excelling if he joins the school to pursue his second education.
According to his admission letter he was supposed to pay Ksh 67, 244 but the government sponsorship of Ksh 22,244 reduced the school fees to Ksh 45,000.
No politician has come to his aid despite trying to request for assistance.
Jared Omondi, a father to the student reported that despite meeting all the other admission requirements, his son was denied entry to the school until all the fees is cleared.