By Erick Nyayiera.
The increase in enrolment of more girls than boys in this year KCPE exams could be a pointer that if the trend doesn’t change then gender parity would be a challenge in schools in Siaya sub- County.
Statistics from the office of the Siaya Sub county Director of Education indicate that in the year 2017 enrolments, the number of candidates stood at 5,199. The number of boys that enrolled were 2,526 while girls were 2,673.
The sub county Director of Education Richard Obonyo said while there is need to bridge the gender parity, indicators have reflected that there is high girl participation in primary education compared to boys in Siaya Sub county.
“ I appeal to community, parents and education stakeholders in Siaya to ensure that the boy-child is not disfavored in accessing basic primary education up to Standard Eight,’’ said Mr. Obonyo.
He also appealed to school administrators to ensure that more boys are enrolled and maintained to the time they would be sitting their KCPE exams.
He said that in this year’s KCPE results, Siaya public schools posted good result more than private schools with the top performer Abraham Lincoln from Liganua Primary school scoring 403 marks out of the possible 500.