A Form Four student at Othaya Boys High School collapses and falls on her way to school for the opening day of school on July 27, 2021.
This was confirmed by the school’s chief principal, Weitu EM, in a notice seen by newsyetu.com issued on July 28, 2021.
“It is with great sadness to inform that there is sudden death of Katali Mutinda Kimanthi of ADM No 5160 Class 4H, who collapsed on July 27, 2021 while on her way to school,” the notice said.
“He was a student at Othaya Boys High School. Please extend our condolences as we extend our condolences to his family. The burial arrangements will be explained later,” it added.
This comes at a time when the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) issued a strict deadline for registration of candidates by schools, which ends on July 31, 2021, without the possibility of an extension.
KNEC has scheduled the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination for the candidates from 7 March to 10 March and 11 March-1 April 2022 respectively.
In a circular addressed to all Deputy Directors of Education, KNEC CEO Dr Mercy Karogo said, “Ensure that you check the order of the names of the candidates as per the birth certificate, year of birth, gender, subjects entered and other special requirements record accurately.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said the government had released funds to cover tuition and meals to ensure that no children in primary or secondary schools remain at home after July 26, 2021, when the first term begins. it happens.
“The government released all the money that was needed. About Sh17 billion was set aside for the public primary school sector and Sh59 billion for the public secondary school sector,” he said.
He said that each student of the secondary school was allotted Rs 23,000 to meet their needs including lunch and school uniform.
Othaya Boys High School is of extra county status and is located in Nyeri County in the central region of Kenya.
The school is a boarding school and currently has an enrollment of 1131 students.