Today I came across a facebook post by Dr. Lukoye Atwoli who is a Lecturer in the Department of Mental Health and a Dean School of Medicine, Moi University. Dr. Lukoye’s post read: “I was going to sit out this secondary school selection issue. Completely.Until I was told of a kid who sat his KCPE in Nairobi, scored 380 out of 500 marks, and was selected to join a day school in Kisii. He has no relatives in Kisii. The absurdities of the Kenyan State in the 21st Century.”
If this is what Kaimenyi meant by abolishing of ranking of schools and students then the Kenya system of education is headed to the wrong direction.
What will motivate a pupil to work hard if at all he knows that whether he works hard or not he will be joining that day school which can equally be joined by a low mark? This issue has been raised several times by the national media but prof Kaimenyi has given it a deaf ear. I am not implying that ranking of schools is good but prof Kaimenyi should relook into the form one selection process.