Early Closure Of Kenyan Primary And Secondary Schools. The cost of living has in the recent past skyrocketed . The cost of goods and foods has increased abnormally. To worsen the situation, the government has delayed capitation to all public primary and secondary schools. The school heads have in the spirit of solidarity voiced their concerns on how it has been a burden keeping learners in institutions.
The government has received a call from the school heads who have said running of functions at the school is tricky. They have asked the government tp release capitation funds as soon as possible or else they close down the schools.
The government usually offers free primary and secondary education to learners in public schools. To support this initiative, the government normally sets aside capitation funds for every learner. Delays in distribution of these money could bring up a crisis.
The school heads have made asked the government to act as soon as possible before things go south. Running of affairs of an institution has been a challenge without funds. The school heads have claimed the present predicament could be even worse if capitation funds are not released early enough. Most operations in schools and the supplies received for this term have been on credit and the suppliers need to be paid.
Early Closure Of Kenyan Primary And Secondary Schools
KUPPET chairperson Omboko Milemba has said that several schools have started doing food rationing. This has been brought by insufficient food available brought by the government’s delay in capitation. This rationing of food has affected students in some ways.
The rationing of food means several learners do eat to the normal satisfaction. This has a direct negative impact on their studies as concentration levels will always drop down. The chair has said that if schools close early as a result, it will bring a negative impact to the academic calendar and the students at large.
However, previously the education CS has been on record saying school funds are going to be released, but that hasn’t been the case yet. The school heads have stressed and said plans are underway to close down schools completely in the coming days incase capitation funds are not released to schools.