Siaya Sub-County Director of Education, Maurice Saka, and Deputy County Commissioner, Robert Ng’etich, have stepped in to assist Gloria Adhiambo, a bright and needy girl who was erroneously placed at Lenana School, a boys’ national school.

Gloria Adhiambo, along with her parents, received support from the officials who accompanied her to Ng’iya Girls High School, another national school in Siaya. The headmistress of Ng’iya Girls High School, Hellen Owino, expressed confidence in securing Gloria’s placement at their institution, stating that all national school placements are processed at the ministry head offices in Nairobi.

Addressing the mix-up, Mr. Saka explained that the error occurred during the registration process, where Gloria was mistakenly registered as male instead of female. Assuring the candidate and her parents, he affirmed that she would be rightfully placed in a national school corresponding to her qualifications.

Mr. Ngetich echoed the importance of Gloria joining a national school and emphasized the commitment to resolving the placement issue. Despite this positive development, the family now faces the financial challenge of raising the fees required for Gloria’s education in a national school.

Gloria’s father, Mr. Fredrick Owino, acknowledged his daughter’s academic potential but expressed financial constraints. Gloria, however, radiated joy, expressing her anticipation of learning and fulfilling her dreams at Ng’iya Girls High School.

During an earlier interview with the Nation, Gloria shared her confusion about ending up in a boys’ school despite choosing several girls’ schools, including Alliance Girls, Kisumu Girls, and Rangala Girls High School. Despite the placement error, Gloria has consistently ranked at the top of her class since joining school in Class 1. Although she aimed for 400 marks in the last Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), she was content with the 389 marks she achieved.

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