Nandi Senator, Hon Samson Cherargei on Friday said he has noted with great concern that many of the KCPE and KCSE candidates in Nandi are yet to acquire birth certificates which are mandatory for exam registration despite applying early.
“We will not allow our students to be locked out of exams because of systemic problems outside of their control delaying the issuance of birth certificates, ” Senator Cherargei said.
Speaking on Friday during Education Day held at Chemundu Secondary School in Chesumei, Cherargei said he had taken the necessary steps to address complaints raised by residents on inefficiency and corruption at the Nandi County regional registration office.
The senator said he has demanded a speedy probe on corruption allegations, and those found culpable must leave office and face charges to allow capable officers to serve Nandi residents.
He lauded best performers; schools, students and teachers for their excellent achievements and outstanding results in the 2018 National examinations.
The Senator stated that his office through the Directorate of Registration of Persons has asked the Ministry of Interior and coordination of National Governement to make radical changes on the Nandi registry to enhance efficiency.
” We have ensured adequate budgetary allocation to the Ministry and we have asked for civil registries to be devolved from the county headquarters in Kapsabet to the Sub-County level and down even further to the Ward level, to enhance efficiency and ease the burden on residents, especially those in far-flung areas who have to travel several miles to Kapsabet to process the vital document “, Cherargei added.
Hon Cherargei also called on the Ministry of Education to work with schools in ensuring that all concerns, especially on the birth certificates, arising from the process of registration of exams are adequately addressed to facilitate a smooth completion of the exercise without locking out other student .