George Magoha, the cabinet secretary for education, begged school administrators on Thursday, August 18, not to send students home early due to financial hardship.
The CS was addressing at Mary Leakey Girls High School in Kiambu County during the commissioning of two Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms.
“Because we are in very difficult times, I plead with school heads not to send children home for fees during these economic times,” Magoha stated.
After a two-week break brought on by the elections on August 9, schools resumed operations today. According to the Ministry of Education’s updated calendar, the second half of the term should last through September 16.
After the government altered the school calendar, parents all around the nation were compelled to dig deeper into their wallets to pay school fees with shorter terms.
The second phase of CBC classrooms are at 80 percent nationwide, but Kiambu County is at 94 percent, according to the outgoing CS, who was on an inspection trip of the county.
“Before the end of next week, Kiambu will hit 100 percent, there are many other counties like Marsabit and Mandera that have hit 100 percent including Nyeri, and we are on course to complete what we are doing, we hope next week to deliver 3500 classrooms,” Magoha stated.
While at Uthiru Girls High School in Kiambu County, Magoha had already inspected and dedicated other classrooms. There, he gave parents the assurance that students would continue to attend class in the event that the Kenyans held a second election.