The hopes of a 14-year-old boy from Vanga village, Timbwani in Likoni, Mombasa to join his dream high school are fast fading due to lack of school fees.
Despite his peers joining their preferred secondary schools nearly one month ago, Mbiti Joshua Muusya is still at home as her mother, Felisters Kalimi, is unable to raise the Sh40,535 fees to enable her to join Nyangwa Boys’ High School.
Muusya scored 371 marks in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations from Greenview Academy in Likoni.
“I was elated when I received the admission letter to join Nyangwa Boys’ High, which was my first choice. But I have not been able to join because my parents, could not raise money for me to join Form One,” Muusya said.
The boy, who aspires to be a doctor, exuded confidence that he would join the school and appealed for financial aid.
“I know the deadline for joining schools elapsed on 15, last month I am appealing to our area MP, Hon. Mishi Mboko, Mombasa Governor, Abdulswamad Nasir, Education CS Ezekiel Machogu, and well-wishers to intervene. It was not my wish to be late for admission,” he said in tears.
Ms. Kalimi, a mother of two who works as a casual laborer, said life had been hard for them since the ksh.6,000 she earns per month wasn’t enough to sustain them for food and school fees.
Nyangwa Boys High School is a religious-sponsored school, located in Embu County; in the Eastern region of Kenya.
The school is a boys-only boarding institution initiated in 1967 with only one stream until now it has been a four streamed school to accommodate more students.
Nyangwa is undoubtedly the current Embu’s top school when it comes to the KCSE examinations.
Written By: Peter Maseke.