, KISUMU, Kenya, Jun 26 – Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Secretary General Akello Misori has poked holes into the free secondary education being promised by both Jubilee and the National Super Alliance in their manifestoes.
Misori says the current government has failed to adequately offer affordable secondary education and free primary education.
“Disbursing Sh1,300 for primary school children for a whole year has become a nightmare, I can’t understand how the government will now give Sh89,000 per child in public secondary school. That one is an overstatement.”
He says that belated disbursement of government grants to both primary and secondary schools is undermining the quality of education.
Speaking to the press in Kisumu after attending the local KUPPET branch Annual General Meeting, Misori termed the statements on free secondary education as political.
He says it is not practical to offer free education in the country as it will lead to poor quality of education and insufficient teachers to meet the growing classroom population.
Misori says the government has not been consistent in giving out funds to secondary schools in the partial support and questioned starting free secondary education in the country.