Society / Education
Tuesday, 06 Dec 2016 14:35 EATamboleokata@gmail.com
Police in Nakuru are investigating the proprietor of a private college after he failed to register 35 ECDE students for their final examinations despite them having paid the required fees. The 35 students at the Davis Elite Center in Bahati Sub County were today expecting to sit for their final examinations but failed to do so after it emerged that they were not registered for the examinations by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
The ten certificate and twenty five diploma students learnt of the situation after contacting Nakuru North Sub County education officer Gabriel Kinoru. The students raised concern that they have been preparing for the examinations for the last two years but the institution management has let them down by failing to register them.
Diploma students had paid Sh11,680 while certificate students had paid Sh8,140 as registration fee. The demanded for the arrest of the proprietor of the institution adding that efforts to trace him had hit a snag as his mobile phone was switched off.
The students decried that their parents had spent a lot of money educating them but all their labour has gone into waste.
On his part, Mr Kinoru said that it was unfortunate that the students had not been registered. He said that he learnt of the incident early today after he was called by one of the students. He said that after contacting KNEC, the council confirmed that the students had not been registered.
He said that detectives from Bahati had taken up the issue and will be recording statements from the affected students.
The education officer stated that upon completion of investigations the institution proprietor is likely to be charged with obtaining money with false pretense.
The writer is contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Nakuru County