Don’t Send Students Home For Fees, Magoha.
Dr. George Magoha, Cabinet Secretary for Education, has urged school principals to manage the resources in their schools and refrain from sending students away for school fees.
Magoha urged school administrators to be creative in order to keep students in school for the remainder of the semester despite the difficult economic conditions.
“Engage the parents and those who can’t pay, give them time. Forget what the politicians are telling you, the economic situation is bad and we need to be each other’s keeper,” insisted Magoha, lauding the teachers who have kept the learners in school.
Speaking at Mawingo Secondary School in Kipipiri Constituency, where he opened a class built under Phase II of the economic stimulus program, the CS stated that more classes will be completed across the country by next week.
“We have many more classrooms already done and awaiting commissioning, for the grade seven admissions next year, he said.
“We have about 2, 300 plus primary schools who are within the premises of secondary schools who will give us access to 5, 000 more classrooms for the learners, he added.
“Private schools too will be considered and we are in the process of registering them and gauging their preparedness,” he noted.
Already, 51.9 percent of the 84 classrooms allocated across Nyandarua County have been completed, with a large number expected to be completed by next week.
While congratulating Peter Maina of Pat Mathu Contractors on completing a class at Mahinda Secondary School in a record two weeks, Magoha stated that the contractors would be scouted for future education infrastructure projects.