The Ministry of Education has sounded a warning to private schools in Mombasa against irregular admissions and collection of fees for Junior Secondary School (JSS) before they are approved.
Mombasa County Director of Education Peter Magiri says no school had so far received approval from the government through the Education ministry to offer JSS education.
Addressing the media at his office yesterday at Uhuru Na Kazi Building, Magiri asked parents to be cautious of private schools advertising that they have been approved to offer JSS.
“Some private schools are cunning, I have seen many with banners saying they have been registered to offer JSS.
“As we are speaking now, there is no school that has been given the go ahead to provide JSS,” said Magiri.
Magiri said that the government will not compromise on quality in approving private schools to offer JSS.
“Don’t be in a hurry, wait for the government to publish all approved schools so that you get information and be advised accordingly.
He however said that the government will work with private schools to ensure that the 100 percent transition is realized.
The government announced that Junior secondary schools will be domiciled within primary schools.