Tough Conditions to Be Met Before Any Learner Can Transfer From One School To Another As Per The New Guidelines From The Ministry
Secondary school students will have to go through several procedures before they can be allowed to transfer from one school to another.
In the new guidelines set by the ministry of education, Transfer of any learner must involve the ministry right from the initial stages.
The Ministry has released several procedures to follow before a learner can exit one institution to join another. It is only after following all the steps that a learner can be allowed to transfer.
All schools have been advised not to admit a learner without a letter of transfer duly signed by director of secondary education special programs, county and sub-county directors.
The new changes will tame indiscipline students from changing schools thus running away from the consequences of their actions.
The Circular states that any Principal releasing a student must give release letters that clearly states the conduct of the transferring student. If a principal hides the conduct of the student, he or she will be held accountable incase of a problem caused by the learner.
In addition, the ministry has directed that transfer requests by students must be send before October 30 to be effected January next year.
All transfers shall only be carried out in the beginning of the year unless under some special circumstances, read the letter.
This means no student shall be admitted in the middle of the academic calendar to any school.
A transfer letter has seven gaps to be filled by different people.
The first part: students’ details;with clear reasons for transfer.
The second part: slot to be signed by the receiving principal.
The third part: slot for the releasing principal. Details on the learners’ performance, fees arrears (if any) conduct and willingness to release the student.
The fourth, fifth and sixth part: the directors in the Ministry of Education takes over the process from there.
“The receiving SCDE, and CDE approves or declines the request giving reasons. The receiving CDE also signs (approves or declines) with reasons,” reads the letter.
If the transfer is regional, RCE of the releasing and receiving regions will also approve or decline the transfer application.
The seventh part: the director of secondary education, at the national level completes the process.