Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

top
Capital News
Magoha inspects new desks at Kosawo Primary School in Manyatta on November 19/CFM/Ojwang Joe

County News

CS Magoha warns school heads against sending students back home over fees

KISUMU, Kenya, Nov 19 – Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha on Thursday cautioned school managers against sending students back home over fee arrears saying school managers explore dialogue with parents and guardians instead.

Magoha said the government will not condone such acts from school heads whom he insisted had no authority at the moment to send away students.

“I would like to very firmly plead with our teachers that they have no permission from anybody to send a child home because of school fees,” he said.

Magoha was speaking to journalists at Kosawo Primary School in Manyatta where he assessed the delivery of desks in schools.

Magoha said the government is out to help parents during the COVID-19 pandemic by having their children retained in school.

He called for dialogue with the ministry of education officials whenever a school is in crisis instead of sending learners away who are trying to catch up on the lost time.

The CS said most boarding secondary schools had preserved a lot of food that was meant for students during the long holiday hence they have no reason whatsoever to send away learners for fee arrears.

“We had a lot of food which we delayed from giving back to students when they are at home,” he said.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

He announced that the directive on school fees also cuts across to private schools where he said school managers should engage parents with fee arrears in a bid to seek avenues to resolve the matter.

Magoha said the government is aware of the hard economic times occasioned by the pandemic and will do everything to cushion parents from rogue school head teachers.

He however called upon parents to prepare adequately to pay for school fees for the second term when schools open officially in January 2021.

“We expect our parents to struggle when we open in January to pay fees for the second term, there is no argument there,” he said.

Magoha appealed for sincerity among parents noting that those capable of paying should do so without being compelled.

He said the ministry will only listen to parents who cannot afford to pay completely to strike a balance to enable schools to run uninterrupted.

The CS announced that he is pleased with quality of desks that are being delivered to schools as per government specifications.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital News

US Elections (2020)

Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic, Jan 19 – Syrian mother Dahouk Idriss says she can’t wait for US President-elect Joe Biden to be inaugurated Wednesday,...

Capital Health

Beijing, China, Jan 19 – Thousands of prefabricated rooms fill a vast field on the outskirts of China’s Shijiazhuang city as construction crews work...

World

Washington, United States, Jan 19 – From the launch of his campaign in 2015 to his defeat to Joe Biden, Donald Trump’s time in...

World

Washington, United States, Jan 19 – US President-elect Joe Biden’s spokeswoman quickly dismissed Donald Trump’s announcement Monday that a Covid-19 ban on travelers arriving...

Capital Health

Johannesburg, South Africa, Jan 19 – A new variant of the coronavirus first identified in South Africa is more contagious than earlier versions, experts...

World

Washington, United States, Jan 19 – A raging pandemic. An economic crisis. A nation divided. Deep racial wounds. Joe Biden has his work cut...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya Jan 19 – Two police officers and a Cashier have been arrested over Monday’s daring robbery at Prime Bank’s Mombasa Road branch....

World

Berlin, Germany, Jan 19 – Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders of Germany’s 16 states are expected Tuesday to extend and tighten a partial lockdown...