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Education Sector At Risk Of Facing Crisis, School Heads Warn CS Magoha

by Musa Abdirahman

Kenya’s education sector is at risk of facing a crisis after the midterm break, school heads have warned CS George Magoha.

Through the Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA) Chairman Kahi Indimuli, the heads have decried Prof Magoha’s leniency to parents over school fees payment.

According to Indimuli, schools are currently facing financial constraints and wanted parents to be pushed to settle their arrears.

“Schools are only having a few percent of parents clearing the fees balances with the largest percentage failing to clear while others send their children to school without fees,” Indimuli complained. 

CS Magoha had earlier asked headteachers to allow students to learn without interference. 

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The CS in March 2021, released a Ksh15 billion capitation fee for students and pledged to ensure schools get more fundings. 

Headteachers, however, complained that the amount was less and couldn’t meet all their needs. 

On July 26, 2021, all learners will start their first term for the 2021 school calendar. The term will end on October 1, 2021. 

Students will rest for nearly 10 days before they begin the second term from October 11 to December 23, 2021. 

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