Last Updated at: 2020-10-27 02:22:23
University Education and Research PS Simon Nabukhwesi have acknowledged that the Ministry of Education is informed that schools are hurting from lack of enough funds to run the schools.
The PS, in a Daily Nation on Sunday, 25th of October, revealed that the ministry was knowledgeable of the experience and was working towards warranting public schools are well-financed.
He additionally appended that the new development emerged out of the ministry’s desire to have all Class 8 and Form 4 candidates pass their examinations and safeguard slots in Universities and Form one respectively.
“The pandemic is with us, and I urge you to observe the required protocols such as social distancing, frequent handwashing and the wearing of face masks. The ministry expects every child to pass the national examinations and join form one, university or college,” stated the PS.
The statement comes a day after headteachers summoned an order by Education CS George Magoha in which he had instructed learning institutions not to send home learners on account of school fees.
The teachers demonstrated that they do not have sufficient capitals to manage schools.
“Principals are facing hard times because without funds it’s impossible to feed learners and cater for their boarding requirements,” stated Indimuli.
Education Ministry failed to expend funds to aid the assessment tests of learners that commenced on Wednesday, October 21, complicating the predicament further.
In a desperate move, some learning institutions asked parents with children in Grade 4 and Class 8 to pay between Sh200-400 for provision of the examinations following the ministry failure to disburse money.
Meanwhile, Covid-19 has continued to hit the country again raising anxieties that schools may be compelled to shut, yet.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has now declined to allow the resumption of studies for all other learners slated for this month.
Education Chief Administrative Secretary Mr Zackary Kinuthia, though, noted that schools would not be closed again and that the KCPE and KCSE examinations would proceed as planned.
The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam is programmed for March 22, 2021, as the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Exams (KCSE) is scheduled to commence on 25th of March 2021.
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