The Government Should Increase Funding to Boarding Secondary Schools

Written by on January 17, 2022

The Kenya Union for Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Migori branch wants the Ministry of Education to add more funds to all secondary boarding schools to help in running of schools if the government through the ministry does not want principals to send students back for school fees.

Through their chairperson Henry Otunga, the teachers condemned the Minister for Education Prof. George Magoha’s decision of stopping principals from sending students back home for school fees, as they said that this decision will affect the smooth running of school activities, since schools will lack funds to run those activities.

Otunga said that if Magoha does not want them to send students home, then they should increase funding to the schools to help in the day to day running of the schools before the students pay school fees.

Lastly, he urged the government to continue with training teachers who will be handling Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) in junior secondary schools. The first batch of CBC students will be sitting for their national exams at the end of this year and will be expected to join junior secondary school at the start of next year 2023.

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