Hiiraan Xog, North-eastern leaders have warned the government against withholding KCSE results of some schools in North Eastern, saying youths will turn to join radical groups.
Kenya ministry for education has withheld results of results of over 50 schools pending investigations into allegations of irregularities.
Speaking to the media jointly, Fafi legislator Abdikarim Osman and Mohamed Atosh, the former Garissa secretary-general of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) have faulted the ministry’s decision.
The two leaders said 54 schools from Mandera, Wajir and Garissa were affected by the decision of the ministry.
According to Osman, Ikhlas, Al azhar, Dertu Girls’, Young Muslim, Garissa Private, Sankuri, Hajji Girls’, Hulugho Girls’, Hulugho Boys’, Huda, Busra High and Nanighi.
“This move is dangerous to the government, the local community as well as the international community because it provides fertile ground for illegal groups to recruit the youths as they don’t feel they are getting what is required from their own government,” Osman said.
The leaders said three of schools including Nanighi, Busra and Huda in Fafi Sub-county, which have about 256 students have not even been informed about the cause which delayed their results.
Mr Atosh, however, termed the step “unnecessary torture” as the students will likely miss Form One slots.
The first group of Form One students are expected to report next week, meaning those who will be cleared will have until mid-February to join them.
Mr Atosh said, “Withholding the results is more than painful to students who went without teachers for months after non-local teachers relocated over insecurity,” he said.