Machogu Warns Principals Against Sending Students Home For Fees
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has reminded parents that he is aware of the expense of education and advised teachers not to send pupils home to pay school fees.
“I have been getting complains from each and every part of the country that some school officials are taking money that is not accounted for, this is illegal,”
Machogu attended the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms to conduct public hearings on CBC and other education sectors at the NGCDF office in Nanyuki, Laikipia County.
The CS has advised the Working Party and the general public to address important education issues to produce a clear road map for improving education in the country. CS has also urged the public to participate in the education discourse in large numbers.
Concurrently, the CS cautioned school administrators against sending home kids with tuition arrears.
He stated that the government was committed to ensuring that all children receive an education and, as a result, would not want students to be absent from school due to a lack of school fees.
In addition, he cautioned principals against charging parents extra fees outside of government regulations.
“Any principal who will be found charging extra levies to students outside the stipulated guidelines will be dismissed,” he warned.
The team from the presidential working group on education, which Reverend Professor Stephen Mbugua leads, wants to hear from the public about, among other things, how affordable the CBC curriculum is, how good the teaching and learning materials are, how much education costs, and how students move from sixth grade to junior secondary schools.